When your goal is to lose weight then the first thing that will come to your mind is to avoid completely fats and start following weight loss diet with no fats in your lifestyle but here you fall in the trap of bro science.
What do your trainers actually mean when they say “eating fats will ruin body”? Is this the complete information that you need? Is this all you need to know about fats? No, right.
When we say that you need to get smarter with what you consume then we actually mean that you need to know about each and every nutrient that your body needs and that you are currently consuming and avoid any weight loss diets.
This article will give you a pretty good idea about fats. Its benefits, dangers, types and etc.
Fats are generally of four types:
- Saturated Fats
These are often considered as bad fats since high consumption of saturated fats is associated with rising levels of cholesterols in the body which is a leading cause of deaths in the modern era.
Saturated fats are majorly found in vegetable oils, biscuits, butter, full-fat dairy products.
The recommended amount of saturated fats is 15-20 grams.
Now what to do to reduce the consumption of these fats?
Simple, just switch your foods with other alternatives.
Like, use skimmed milk instead of full-fat milk, use wholegrain bread and oats instead of white bread and rice.
- Mono-unsaturated fats: you will definitely make a healthy choice if you consume these types of fats. Mono-unsaturated fats are helpful in weight loss, improving heart’s efficiency, reducing fat storage etc
- Some foods containing these types of fats are majorly nuts, olive oil and seeds.
- Poly-unsaturated fats: These fats contain omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for reducing the risks of heart disease and blood pressure fluctuations.
- Since our brain is majorly made up of fats, these types of fats promote the building up of brain cells, thus making our brain healthy.
Walnuts, flax seeds, soybean oil, fish are rich in polyunsaturated fats.
- Trans fats: just like saturated fats these are also associated with high levels of cholesterols. So, the intake of these should also be limited. Biscuits, cakes, fast foods are all rich in trans fats, thus these foods should be avoided.
Myths arise when we do not have the complete information, so fats are not just fats they are of different types and each type has different consequences.