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Some times called “bad fats,” as they increase the total LDL and blood cholesterol levels in the body. When consumed in high amounts, these fats are believed to affect blood circulation due to slow accumulation in arteries, which later on can result in heart disease. They are easy to spot as they stay hard at room temperatures. Saturated fats can be found in many animal products such as meat, eggs, dairy and seafood. Saturated fat is often found in pre-packaged foods because they don’t tend to spoil quickly. However, you don’t need to completely avoid saturated fats, unless advised to, but it is good to be aware of the consequences of eating too much.
Now these are your healthy, good fats and can be usually found at liquid at normal room temperatures. Sources of unsaturated fats include olive oil, almonds, pistachios, avocado and walnuts. And this is also the category that omega 3 fish oil falls into. Unsaturated fats can help lower cholesterol levels in the body as well as maintain a healthy heart. But that does not mean you can consume an unlimited amount, but it means it is better to choose these fats to make up your 20-35% intake.
Be aware, when a product shows a reduction of fat this doesn’t always mean healthy. Make sure you check the sugar content as often low fat foods are high in sugar. And did you know that sugar when not burnt off actually turns to fat. You have been warned!! It is often healthier to go for foods that are natural and have not been ‘played’ with.
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