Dietary fats, are they beneficial or harmful?

Dietary fats, are they beneficial or harmful?

Dietary fats, are they beneficial or harmful?

Ever get confused about low fat or high fat diets? 

Saturated fats raise the LDL which narrows the arteries and eventually leads to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease. (Betterhealth.vic.gov.au)

Solution

Replace saturated fats with Monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats that include wild fish, salmon, chicken, beef, eggs, nuts, plant oils, avocado, flaxseed and chia seed to name a few.

Benefits of healthy fats include assistance with weight loss blood pressure, improvement of triglycerides, reduction in inflammation, foetal brain development, learning and memory, contributes in alleviating depression and improving mood disorders. Healthy fats also play a role in bone metabolism by inhibiting osteoclasts formation and increasing the formation of osteoblasts.

(Gomez-Pinilla F 2008. Brain foods: the effect of nutrients on brain function) (Orchard TS 2012. Systematic review of omega 3, fatty acids and osteoporosis. Br J Nutr 107).

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