Good Fats VS. Bad Fats

Hey there lovelies, today were talking all about the difference between good fats and bad fats. I think if you are on a weight-loss journey or a healthy eating lifestyle, you steer clear of all fats because you think they are all bad for you. When the reality is you need fats in your diet, to make sure your body functions properly. Learning the difference between bad fats and good fats is something that will help you better understand yourself and food in the long run.

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Good Fats 

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Healthy fats, are going to be a key part of your diet. Healthy fats otherwise known as unsaturated fats come in two forms polyunsaturated and monounsaturated. The important part is to balance the two in your everyday diet. There are a million and one sources to find good fats in. While bad fats can wreck your diet and cause you to gain weight, good fats are there to increase your brain and heart health. Omega 3 is vital fat for your physical and emotionally health. Here are some foods you can find good fats in:

  •  Avocados
  • Avocado oil
  • Eggs
  • Tofu
  • Olive oil
  • Sesame seeds
  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Salmon & Tuna
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Peanut & Almond butter

Bad Fats

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Bad fats are the fats you want to steer clear of and make sure not to eat them in large quantity or on a regular basis. There are two types of bad fats trans fat and saturated fats. Trans fats are fats that increase your chances of heart failure, diabetes and other medical issues. Trans fats are primarily found in processed foods. Saturated fats while not as harmful as trans fats, still have a negative effect on your health. Staying on a track with healthy eating means limiting or cutting out all trans fats and some saturated fats. Some bad fats include:

  • Butter
  • French fries
  • Anything Fried
  • Pie’s, cakes & baked goods
  • Ice cream
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Biscuits & bread
  • Breakfast sandwiches
  • Frozen dinners
  • Ramen noodles
  • Proceed meats

When to eat healthy fats

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It’s important to create an eating schedule that optimizes certain foods at the right time. If you’re looking to include more healthy fats in your diet, breakfast is the time of day to eat those fats. Making your eggs with olive oil, including avocado, eggs, or nuts in your breakfast will give you a much need kick of good fats. These healthy fats are going to give you the power and alertness you need to take on the day. The positive to eating these fats in the morning is you can burn them off throughout the day or during your workout. Another time to include good fats in your diet is before a workout. Eating them before your workout, will give you the energy you need to complete the workout with energy leftover. These fats will also not make you feel starving throughout your workout, like you need to eat.

Health Benefits of Good Fats

There are great health benefits to including healthy fats in your everyday diet. Monounsaturated fats (good fat) help improve your cholesterol levels and help decrease your risk for heart failure and heart disease. Nuts include omega 3, and omega 3 is a vitamin that can lower your risk of depression and anxiety. And as crazy as it might sound eating good fats help on promote weight-loss. Because these fats are burned off faster than anything else, it will increase your weight-loss, and make sure you stay toned.

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