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Bad Fats Versus Good Fats

Have you experienced looking at two different kinds of fat containing products and thinking which of these are good and bad for my health? Do you think all fats are bad? Dispel those thoughts and discover the truth behind good and bad fats.

Which fats are bad for your health?

1) Anything that contains hydrogenated oil is bad. Not only because they are processed, and they heat it up which leads to the good nutrients being gone and unstable, but most of all is that it oxidizes in your body.

It is rusting away in your body, sticking together creating plaque in arteries. To clear things up, it is not cholesterol that causes heart disease but it’s the oxidation of the cholesterol that makes it sticky, clogging up parts of your heart.

2) Trans fat. These include things like margarines and synthetic butters. Rancid vegetable oils like corn oil and canola oil are found in almost every processed food.

If it says it’s organic it doesn’t mean it’s good for you. They have canola oil because it’s fat-free trans-fat oil, but that doesn’t mean it’s good for you. It doesn’t have any nutritional value, and it causes oxidation quickly in all your cells. So anything that has canola oil must be avoided.

Which fats are good for your health?

Now on the other side, there are still good fats. These include:

  • Olive oils
  • Avocado oils
  • Coconut oils
  • Raw nuts and seeds
  • Real butter
  • Real cheeses
  • Grass-fed meats
  • Eggs
  • Whole milks
  • Fatty fishes including wild salmon and small fishes

Fats are good for you as long as you get them in the right form and not from a sick animal, over processed animal. When you get these in your diet all the time, you are not only making your food taste amazing but you also get good fats going in your body, creating an abundant source of energy.

Join Us at Our Next Community Education Event

Have you had the opportunity to join us at one of our community education events yet? Our heart health workshop is coming up March 23, 2015.

If not, enjoy this short clip from our recent Weight Loss Makeover event. At the full event, we talked about the value of spinal alignment, how the key to weight loss is balancing your hormones, and gave attendees several tips to jumpstart their weight loss.