- By integrating good fats into your diet, your blood sugar levels will be stabilized, preventing ‘dips’. Pure sugar and fast carbohydrates are very rapidly absorbed into the blood, causing your blood sugar levels to rapidly spike. But when your diet includes plenty of good fats (but also fibers and proteins), this process will be much slower.
- Healthy fats give a long-lasting satiated feeling. This will lower the urge to indulge in (unhealthy) snacking.
- Diet products such as yoghurt with 0% fat, light crisps, and light peanut butter might have less fat in them, but this ‘gap’ tends to be filled with sugar. Sugar is very bad for your health. When you eat a bag of light crisps, it gives you a sugar dip, which will make you crave more snacks. When you do indulge now and again, with something tasty like a bag of chips, enjoy the standard variant, because at least you’ll feel satiated afterwards.
- High fat products such as nuts, seeds, avocado, and fish contain vitamins and minerals your body needs in order to function optimally.
8 tips for more healthy fats
Eating healty fats is important for your health. Below are a few tips to easily integrate healthy fats into your diet to optimie theirhealth benefits
Eat full fat yoghurt, full fat quark and Greek 10% fat yoghurt
Always sprinkle a handful of seeds or nuts onto your breakfast, salads, soup, and spreads
Eat fatty fish 2 times eek
Put dairy buter on your bread
Add a handful of seeds to your smoothie
Don’t skimp on the olive oil when making salads.
Add beans to your soup or salad (they contain lots of fibes and good fats)
Have olives as a snack, (unroasted and unsalted) nuts, or a boiled egg.
Fat's image problem
For years, saturated fat was assumed to be very unhealthy. Supposedly directly responsible for an increased risk of contracting heart and vascular diseases.
“Consume as littlefat as possible” was the slogan for years.
This assumptionwas sparked 50 years ago by an improperly conducted study. And yet, food manufacturers, governments, and the media took this information as act.
Many recent studies highlight how this link is incorrect. On the contrary, saturated fat serves as an excellent building block and fuel for a healthy body. We need fats in order to function poperly and remain healthy.
Fats are healthy!
Fats are essential to your body: they provide energy and ensure alonger lasting satiated feeling, reducing the urge to overeat.
Fat has various key roles to play in the body:
• Energy provider: per gram, fat provides 9 kilocalories, making it a good source of energy (as opposed to the 4 kcal for 1 gram of carbohydrates or 1 gram of protein).
• Building material: fats are a key building material for our brains, nerves, and hormones
• Proper absorption of vitamins A, D, E and K: these key vitamins only dissolve in fat, not in water. So you’ll only be able to get them into your body by eating ats.
• Protection: against cold and the protection of organs and nerve cells from external sources of damage
• Flavour enhancer: fat absorbs odours and flvours, thereby delivering an enhanced dish or product compared to low fat alternative.
Kinds of fat
All products with fat in them contain a variety of fattyacids in diferent quantitieand proportionsto one another. No fatty acids ae truly bad; the body needs all those diferent variants to function poperly.
It is possible for there to be an imbalance.However, when you consume natural, unprocessed products, you will get the right ratioof fattyacids. Both your fattyacids and you yourself will be in perfect equilibrium this way!
These fats are solid at room temperature. It frequently occurs in animal products such as meat and dairy products, but also in some plant-based sources like coconut fat.
At room temperature, these fats are liquid. They play an important part in increasing the level of good cholesterol, HDL, in the blood. HDL cholesterol keeps the blood vessels ‘clean’ and, in doing so, helps prevent cardiovascular diseases.
These are saturated fats that arise from the industrial hardening of plant oils (unsaturated fatty acids). These ae primarily found in processed foods. During conversion, they become oxidised and damage the cells in your body. Transfat is an extremely unhealthy fat.
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