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HOW TO CHOOSE HEALTHY FATS ON YOUR DIET

How To Choose Healthy Fats On Your Diet

 

 One of the biggest hurdles in dieting is eliminating unnecessary and unhealthy fats from your diet. But many people often ask How To Choose Healthy Fats On Your Diet. It really is much simpler than you think and is easy to figure out. You simply need to apply a few simple rules.

HOW TO CHOOSE HEALTHY FATS ON YOUR DIET

AVOID SATURATED FATS AND TRANS FATS:

Saturated Fats derive from animal fats. These fats are harder for your body to break down and don’t provide energy like healthy fats will. They are also known to raise your bad (LDL) cholesterol levels. Trans Fats most frequently consist of partially manufactured oils that include the term “hydrogenated”. While some of these are more natural oils coming from plants, they are often processed in a manner that helps reduce their likelihood of spoiling. They have been found to increase LDL as well and are to be used in minimal amounts.

MONOUSATURATED & POLYUNSATURATED FATS ARE BETTER CHOICES:

Anything that falls under these categories is automatically a better choice when used within moderation.

NATURAL OILS FROM NUTS, SEEDS AND VEGETABLES ARE TYPICALLY HEALTHIER:

Olive Oil, Peanut Oil, Sesame Oil and Canola Oil are prime examples of oils that are better choices when deciding on healthy fats. But as always, all fats should be used and eaten in moderation.

THE ONLY HEALTHY FATS IN MEAT ARE OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS:

As much as the bulk of society would love to hear you say that bacon fat is full of healthy things, reality says it is not healthy in the least. The only healthy fats found in meats are Omega 3 Fatty Acid which are typically only found in fish. Salmon and Flounder are two of the most common choices to increase your intake of these healthy fats that are good for brain development.

AVOID PROCESSED FOODS:

Processed “low fat” cookies and baked goods still contain a lot of bad fats and are not a healthy choice. If you must have something to satisfy your sweet tooth, make your own using real butter, coconut oil or other monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats instead of the ready made processed foods that commonly include saturated fats and trans fats.

CHOOSE NUTS, AVOCADOS, OLIVES TO ADD FLAVOR AND HEALTHY FAT:

Nuts, Avocado, Olives, Sesame Oil and Peanut Oil are all great ways to add healthy fats into your diet along with rich flavors.

Remember that dieting for health and weight loss isn’t only about decreasing fat in your diet but about learning how to eat in moderation, make healthier choices and feeding your body what it needs. We do need some fats for our body to operate correctly, but unhealthy fats only make our bodies sluggish and cause our metabolism to slow down. By choosing healthier fats as substitutes for the common unhealthy ones listed above you can easily improve your health and feed your body what it needs to have energy to carry you through the day. This guide can help you understand how to choose healthy fats on your diet, but also help you to understand the reasons why those choices are necessary.

Are you ready to choose healthy fats? 

Michele Brosius
Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!
Michele Brosius

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