The Importance of Healthy Fats in Our Diet.
Fat is an important part of the Human Body. For Example:
- The human brain is nearly 60 percent fat.
- Up to 30% of Your Skin is fat.
- Fat is necessary to support Human Organs
- Fat allows for a healthy Cardio-Vascular System
There are Four Primary Types of Fat in Our Diets:
- Trans Fat: Developed during WWII to lengthen the shelf life of processed food. Trans fat is made by combining hydrogen with plant or animal fats. The result is a product that can sometimes last for years without spoiling. The body reacts to hydrogenated or trans-fat much the same way it does to any foreign substance. It stores it, tries to get rid of it, or attacks it through the body's immune system. Many believe trans-fat is at the root of auto-immune diseases, brain disease, heart disease and even cancer. Also know as hydrogenated fat. AVOID
2. Saturated Fats: These are natural fats that are saturated with hydrogen molecules. They come from beef, poultry and whole dairy products. Its recommended that you limit your caloric intake to 6% Saturated Fats.
3. Monounsaturated Fats: These are fats that come primarily from plant and seed oils. Also they can be found in avocados, natural peanut butter, nuts and seeds. GOOD FATS
4. Polyunsaturated fats: Plant based fats as well. Corn Oil, Sunflower Oil. Walnuts, etc. GOOD FATS