GOOD FAT VS. BAD FAT
by: baylee and tatum
the facts on fats
- Trans fats and saturated fats are bad for you because they raise your cholesterol and increase your risk for heart disease. But monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are good for you, lowering cholesterol and reducing your risk of heart disease.
- The mix of fats that you eat, rather than the total amount in your diet, is what matters most when it comes to your cholesterol and health. The key is to eat more good fats and less bad fats.
- The health risks are greater if you tend to carry your weight around your abdomen, as opposed to your hips and thighs.
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- Saturated fat
- High-fat cuts of meat (beef, lamb, pork)
- Chicken with the skin
- Whole-fat dairy products (milk and cream)
- Ice cream
- Palm and coconut oil
- Trans fat
- Commercially-baked pastries, cookies, doughnuts, muffins, cakes, pizza dough
- Packaged snack foods (crackers, microwave popcorn, chips)
- Stick margarine
- Vegetable shortening
- Fried foods (French fries, fried chicken, chicken nuggets, breaded fish)
- Candy bars
- Olive oil
- Canola oil
- Sunflower oil
- Peanut oil
- Sesame oil
- Nuts (almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, cashews)
- Peanut butter
- Soybean oil
- Corn oil
- Safflower oil
- Sunflower, sesame, and pumpkin seeds
- Fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines)
fats are gaurnteed to make you fat
Fat is important for the human body. It provides us with energy, and it helps the body use vitamins A, D, E, and K. These vitamins are fat-soluble, meaning they can only be digested, absorbed, and transported with the help of fats.
Fat is also vital for maintaining healthy skin and hair, protecting our body's organs against shock, maintaining body temperature and promoting healthy cell function.
Fat also gives our foods a lot of their flavor and texture.
There are different types of fat: saturated fat, unsaturated fat and trans fat.