So much Confusion…..Eat Fat, don’t Eat Fat……Which kind is Good? Bad? Types?
There are basically 3 types of FAT: Saturated, Monounsaturated, & polyunsaturated. Now, this is VERY important. Your body needs all of these Fats for health, function, and balance. The Problem is that last part….Balance. Not enough of some and too much of the other. So, how do you know if you’re balanced or unbalanced? Below is the BEST Solution now available:
Science and the medical field have come a long way and now there are blood tests available to determine exactly what your FAT Intake is and how to improve or maintain it. More specifically, I had these tests completed and the report revealed that I’m good in the consumption of saturated fat (safe range) but LACKING in my consumption of the Fat found in Fish. It was spot on! I realized that I wasn’t consistently consuming enough fatty fish and/or supplementing with fish oil in my diet and immediately made changes. Now, of course, since I made these changes I need to do them for at least 4 – 6 months consistently and then simply have my blood work completed again to verify the changes. Test, Adjust, Re-Test. Yes, its now that simple.
Warning: Avoid Hydrogenated FATS! These are man made manipulated fats and have been found to be detrimental to your health. They are found in processed foods (which is an obvious clue they’re bad)
More Critical Info: Many oils on the market are cheaply made and processed although they fit the criteria at the beginning article. To keep things simple, I recommend quality organic first pressed olive oils, organic extra virgin coconut oil, and a good avocado oil. There are many other oils on the market and some are good for only dipping or salad dressings and others for cooking. I will cover this in a separate article as there is plethora of information regarding this topic.
Best of Health, Success, & Happiness Mark Hill, Owner, Lifestyles Fitness Personal Training Tempe, AZ