Which type of fat should you eat, and which should you avoid? This eye-opening graphic provides a handy guide to real, healthy fats, versus the fake fats that are taking a toll on your health…
Few health-related topics have generated as many misunderstandings, myths, and falsehoods than good old fat. When you think about it, it’s not that surprising… We were told for the past half-century that fat is bad for us, so is it any wonder why there is so much confusion surrounding the topic? Unfortunately, the original proclamation about fats and heart disease was based on faulty science, as many natural health experts have been explaining for years.
So what IS the truth about fat? Is it good for you? Is it bad for you? Does it make you fat? Does it kill you, or make you healthier?
There are literally thousands of books, articles, and research papers on the topic, so feel free to do some reading on your own. (This site has some excellent info and sources to check out – just search for “fat” or “fats” in the search box.”)
But when it comes down to it, there is no one simple answer. Whether a fat is good for you or bad for you depends on a number of different factors. In general, there are some kinds of fats that you can consider “good” for your health in moderation, and others that you should avoid entirely. Debate also continues over which types of fat are “bad” and which ones are “good,” but many experts now believe that our previous understanding of fats should actually be reversed.
Instead of real fats from whole foods (including saturated fats) being considered the “bad” ones, more and more doctors and health experts are realizing that the real bad news are the fake, heavily-processed fats that line store shelves in the baking aisle, and can be found in just about every type of processed food.
Check out the infographic below to see which fats are really the good ones…
Image Source: TheRealSkinnyOnFat.com