As you may already know, on the health scale not all fats are ranked equally. Many people try to avoid eating foods with fat all together, but there is a major difference between different types of fats including saturated and unsaturated fats.
Saturated fats — commonly found in meats and fried foods — should be eaten in moderation. The second type, unsaturated fats, have many health benefits and can be found in many types of seeds, nuts and fish to name a few. Unsaturated fats actually help fuel your body with energy and allow you to maintain a high metabolism so you absolutely need to get them into your diet.
- There are major differences between the different types of fats; One comes from animals, while the other comes from plants; One can raise blood cholesterol, while the other can lower it
- Saturated fat, solid at room temperature, can raise total blood cholesterol as well as the amount of “bad” cholesterol, which is why too much can harm one’s health
- Excess LDL cholesterol in the blood — and not enough HDL — can lead to plaque buildup in the arteries; This, of course, can cause heart disease, heart attack, and stroke
“People who follow the Mediterranean diet are often healthier long-term because of its focus on plant-based foods, fish, and healthy oils.”
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