Fat is the word everyone shys away from, correct?? Calorie dense maybe, however if your diet is full of plants and high in fibre it is hard to overeat the good fats.
Eating processed fats is a where the problem comes in, as the fats are non saturated fats ( not good for you) and are hidden that being we don’t actually know how much is in the product. This is mean in a perfect world I would LOVE to make everything from scratch. This is not always possible, so I stick to this rule, if I has more than 5 ingredients on the back of the package. Im not buying it. Eat fresh and real as often as you can. Alternatives, think like this, Carrot and Celery sticks for on the run, and whipping up hummus at home – it takes 5 mins!
Fats to consume which are A OK
Saturated fats – monounsaturated and polyunsaturated
Where to find these fats – nuts, seeds, plant oils and avocados. There are many fabulous things they do for us, but one of the most important is that they raise the levels of good cholesterol HDL, reducing our risk of cardiovascular disease.
Keep clear of the saturated and trans fats. Saturated fats are regularly seen in animal products, while trans fats are not naturally occurring. Trans fats are formed when unsaturated fats are reheated. When heat is applied to an unsaturated fat it becomes unstable and behaviors like a saturated fat in the body. Transfats fats are founded in processed take out food and margarine.
Trans fats and Saturated fats actually increase your bad cholesterol level ( LDL & VLDL) and reduce the good cholesterol ( HDL ). So the circulatory system, in particularly the cardiovascular is deposited throughout with fatty cells.
Cook with the GOOD FATS such as
- good quality olive oil
- nuts – cashews, almonds
- avocado ( AMAZING FOOD)
- nut and seed spread ( tahini, peanut butter)