2 facts about fats we bet you didn’t know!
Fat-Free Foods Make Fat-Free Bodies
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Is it true that fat-free foods make fat-free bodies? And are all fats the same?
You need to eat fat to burn fat. Yes! “GOOD FAT.”
- Good Fat and Bad Fat
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I think you are asking yourself why it’s necessary to eat fat while it can raise LDL cholesterol. Because not all fats are the same; there is good fat and bad fat (trans fat).
Good fat is a major source of energy. It builds muscles faster, supplies your body with essential nutrients, helps your body absorb vitamins and antioxidants, keeps your skin soft, decreases the risk of heart diseases. And it’s a metabolism booster, which allows your body to burn the bad fat that is lying in your thighs and belly. Good fat is divided into two types: monounsaturated, like nuts; and polyunsaturated fat, like salmon.
Bad fat is your worst enemy! It increases the risk of heart disease, raises bad cholesterol levels, causes certain types of cancer, and of course makes you fat. Bad fat is also divided into two types: saturated fat (like fatty slices of beef and lamb, butter, cheese, and whole milk) and trans-fat (like fried foods, donuts, cakes, burgers, chicken, and nuggets.
· Good Fat Sources
So, here are the best sources of good fat to promote good health:
Avocados — cholesterol-free fruit
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Avocado is very nutritious monounsaturated fat. It’s rich in fiber and vitamins like vitamin K, C, E, potassium, iron, and zinc.
100 grams of avocado has 160 calories, 2 grams of protein, and 15 grams of healthy fat.
Have you ever tried avocado egg and toast for breakfast?! YUMMY!
Walnuts, Almonds, and Peanuts
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Walnuts are one of the best sources of Omega-3 acids, almonds are so rich in vitamin E, and peanuts are extremely rich in heart-healthy fat. You can eat a handful per day for better health.
Two tablespoons (tbsp.) of peanut butter contain 188 calories. You can try peanut butter banana toast for a healthy and fulfilling breakfast.
- Olive Oil — gold liquid
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1 tbsp. of olive oil (13.5 gram) has 119 calories and 14 grams of healthy fat. To get the most nutrients, dress your salad with olive oil.
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Salmon is oily fish full of Omega-3 fatty acid and a great source of protein. 100 gm of salmon has 208 calories and 13 gm of healthy fat that can reduce the risk of heart disease, and it is a good choice for weight loss.
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Who doesn’t love chocolate? NO ONE! Now you can enjoy eating 1 piece of dark chocolate (25 gm) guilt free! It has 126 calories: 8.55 gm of fat and 0.98 gm of protein.
—Good-Fat Food Make Healthy, Strong Bodies—