CAN MAKE YOU
SOME FATS ARE GOOD FOR YOU.
That’s how many of us are deficient in omega-3 fat, which lowers bad and raises good cholesterol.
Omega-3 also helps brain cells communicate, boosting cognition, happiness, learning & memory.
Fatty fish, flaxseed, eggs, some nuts and seeds are great sources of omega-3.
Monounsaturated fats in avocado, extra virgin olive oil
& other plant foods also help
to lower bad cholesterol.
SOME FATS ARE BAD FOR YOU.
Trans fat (in packaged & processed foods) slows metabolism, causes weight gain, triggers inflammation and is linked to heart disease.
Omega-6 is essential, but we overdo it, fueling inflammation (which plays a role in nearly every chronic disease on the planet).
Omega-6 is found in subpar oils (corn, soybean, canola, cottonseed, safflower, sunflower, mixed vegetable), used to make processed foods.
SATURATED FAT IS NOT YOUR ENEMY.
Research now shows saturated fat does not cause heart disease. (But consider the source.)
Fast-food feedlot bacon cheeseburgers have fewer healthy saturated fats, which potentially lower cholesterol.
Extra-virgin coconut oil has more healthy saturated fats. These fuel cells, fight inflammation and possibly improve cholesterol.
HOW TO TELL IF YOU DON'T GET ENOUGH FAT.
Your skin becomes dry, scaly
Your nails become soft, cracked or brittle.
Your earwax hardens.
Tiny bumps appear on the backs of your arms or torso.
Your joints get stiff and achy.