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Maintaining The Body : Choosing The Right Fats

16 Mar

Maintaining The Body

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Choosing The Right Fats

We are perfectly created, therefore even fats have an important role to
play. Having said this, let me describe fat first. Fat stores energy while
it shields our vital organs. It is also known as the passage system of
fat-soluble vitamins. Basically, we need it in our body but only in
moderation. Eating fat in large amounts will make us grow heavier
and will increase the chance of reaching the level of obesity.

Get The Right Stuff

To stay in the health scope, we must only consume at most 55 to
60 grams of fats per day. There are several types of fat and they
are categorized in two broad categories which are, “The bad
fats” and “The good fats”. Each type has different effects on
your health.

*The bad fats are identified as Trans fat and Saturated fat. When
vegetable oil undergoes a certain process called hydrogenation,
trans fat in formed. This process causes the oil to harden; as a
result hard fats are produced. Moreover, trans fat increases bad
cholesterol and decreases good cholesterol levels, this condition
increases the risk of having heart disease. The most common
sources of bad fats in our daily diet are fried food, cakes,
pastries, cookies and the like.

*Saturated fat works in the same way with trans fat. It increases
bad cholesterol levels that cause heart diseases. Some of the
identified sources of saturated fat are fatty meat, margarine,
dairy products that contains high fat and other food prepared
with coconut milk and palm-based vegetable oil.

*On the other hand, the two good fats are polyunsaturated fat
and monounsaturated fat. These two reduce the bad cholesterol
in the body which in effect will keep the body healthy and away
from chronic diseases.

Polyunsaturated fat reduces the dangers of blood clotting and
decreases the risk of heart problems. Its major sources are the
food rich in omega-3 like sardines, mackerel, salmon and
longtail shad. Other sources are canola oil, walnuts, sunflower
oil , soybean oil and the like. Monounsaturated fat also reduces
bad cholesterol in the body. The foods that are rich in
monounsaturated fat are peanut oils, nuts, canola oil and olive
oil.

Apparently, it is easier to exceed fats consumption than to stay
in average. But now that you already know the types of fats and
their benefits, always choose the good over the bad. Also, strive
to consume fats in moderation as even good fats when taken
excessively can be harmful to your health.

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