Not All Fats Are Created Equal
Saturated, Polyunsaturted, Monounsaturated, Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Omega-6 Fatty Acids! Who can keep them straight? Thanks to our friends at Women’s Health Magazine we can! A few helpful tips to keep in mind. If the fat is solid at room temperature it is most likely saturated(think butter). Polyunsaturated fats tend to be in the liquid form at room temperature(think oils). These fats are found in plant-based foods like nuts and can help to improve cholesterol, control diabetes and prevent against heart disease. Monounsaturated Fatty Acids can help to improve cholesterol levels and are found in foods like avocado, peanut butter and olives. Omega-3 Fatty Acids helps protect against cardiovasicular diseases and inflamation and the best way to get it is to eat salmon at least 3 times a week. This fat can also be found in sardines and walnuts. Omega-6 Fatty Acids are tricky, they need to be ingested in a 1 to 1 ration with omega-3’s. Try almond butter or a little margerine. Don’t be afraid of fat, just eat the right type!