A lot of people are afraid of fats, especially when they’re on a diet. The word ‘ fats’ sounds for some scary, like when you eat something with fats you actually get fat. Luckily, this isn’t true. But why are fats important for your body?
Your body needs fats to function. There are two kinds of fats: unsaturated and saturated fats. Unsaturated fats are good, saturated fats aren’t. They play a role in lowering the bad cholesterol levels in your body, the LDL cholesterol.
There are unsaturated fats in avocado’s, nuts, seeds, oil and fat fish. When your cholesterol is low, the risk of cardiovascular disease is less. In addition, fat is important for proper functioning of your brains. Someone may occur a long time a calorie deficit often suffers from a shortage of fats, causing difficulty of concentrating.
The bad fats, saturated fats and trans fats, you can better ignore them. These saturated fats and trans fats are in cookies, ice creams, pies, chips and fries. These fats cause an increase in LDL-cholesterol levels in your blood. But not only that, when a person eats too much bad fat may eventually occur obesity. Overweight people have an increased risk of diabetes type 2. This lifestyle disease course you would prefer prevention, care therefore good for your body and eat the right fats.
My advice? Try to vary daily in healthy fats that you ear. I often eat chia seeds through my breakfast, I eat half an avocado with my lunch and when I prepare my dinner, I use olive oil. This way your body gets all the nutrients and you make sure your body stays healthy.
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