Fats make you fat, right? WRONG!
There is so much information out there and it can be really overwhelming when trying to understand what foods have the fats our bodies need for optimal health.
Coach Bailey shares some simple straightforward answers to your questions about FAT.
What do fats do?
In simplest terms, fats are vital for many parts of the body including the heart and mind. There are many forms of fat, some good and some not.
What are the good fats?
Monounsaturated Fats – good for improving Blood Cholesterol Levels and reducing the risk of Cardiovascular Disease. Found in Nuts, Avocado, Peanut Butter, etc.
Polyunsaturated Essential Fats – good for decreasing risk of Heart Disease. Found in Fish, Oils and Plant-Based foods, etc.
What fats should I stay away from?
Saturated Fats – Use Sparingly. These fats are known to increase blood and LDL (bad) Cholesterol Levels. Found in fatty cuts of steak/pork, dark cuts of poultry and high-fat dairy products (milk, sour cream, ice cream, etc.)
Trans Fats – Avoid when possible. These cause an increased risk of inflammation which lead to heart disease, strokes, etc. Found in fried food, margarine and processed snacks.
What Fats should I be consuming?
‘Good’ fats are vital to many processes in your body. Fats that are found in avocados, nuts, peanut butter are good for improving Blood Cholesterol Levels and reducing the risk of Cardiovascular Disease. Fats found in Fish, plant-based foods and Oils (MCT, etc.) are good for decreasing your risk of Heart Disease.