Bad Fats, Good Fats

by jodybelly on September 17, 2015 - 9:18pm

If you are a person that takes care of his health, you might often check the nutrition facts on the product that you’re thinking about purchasing. And if you’re on a diet, you might go with the product that has the least amount of fats. But is it beneficial?

 

The science of “eating fat makes you fat idiom” has evolved contrarily to some people’s belief. There are two types of fat: the healthy one and the unhealthy one. People should cut down the unhealthy one (saturated and trans fats) by using less hydrogenate vegetable oils, for example. The healthy one (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats) is recommended for your health like avocadoes. The problem, as you can see, is not the fat, but the type of fat. Also, don’t be fooled by what is labelled on the product. The product that has a small amount of fat is really high in carbohydrates and sugar to add more flavour. You are consuming more calories than you are saving.

 

In our society, we might forget or take it lightly that food companies care about their profits more than how their products are processed. We should be more vigilant and take the time to read the whole nutrition facts box and if necessary, the ingredients too. There are so many benefits from healthy fats (as mentionned on http://www.goodfats101.com/health-benefits/heart/) that they should never be avoided. If you’re considering a healthy diet, make sure to inform yourself well enough in order to do it the right way and ignore some popular myths, eating fat that is healthy will not make you fat. You can also seek some health expert’s advice on what you can do.  

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