High-Fat Foods Are Always Unhealthy

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11 September 2020 6 Minutes

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Robin Mathew

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What all thoughts have reeled up in your mind recently after reading the topic? Are you still reluctant to consume high-fat foods that are incredibly healthy and nutritious! Yes eating too much-saturated fat can raise your blood cholesterol levels and increase the chance of getting heart disease, this might be a reason why everybody urges to eject fats completely from their diet whenever possible. Instead, people started consuming more sugars, refined carbs, and processed food! In fact, Not all fats are created equal, Knowing the difference can help you determine which fats to avoid and which to eat in moderation. 

There are two types of good unsaturated fats, monounsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats. Olive, peanut, and canola oils, avocados, nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, and pecans seeds such as pumpkin and sesame are those which are rich in monounsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats are found in high concentrations in sunflower, corn, soybean, and flaxseed oils, walnuts, flax seeds, fish, Canola oil – though higher in monounsaturated fat, it is also a good source of polyunsaturated fat. 

Meat and dairy products have small amounts of naturally occurring trans fats, but only artificial trans fats are considered as dangerous. Artificial trans fats are generally found in commercially-baked pastries, cookies, doughnuts, muffins, cakes, pizza dough packaged snack foods (crackers, microwave popcorn, chips) Fried foods (French fries, fried chicken, chicken nuggets, breaded fish) So choose products with labels that claims ‘ trans-fat-free’ as it is the most harmful type of fats.

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