Good Fat vs. Bad Fat – Do You Know What You Should Really Lose?

I want to lose weight.
I want to lose the flab on my arms.
I want to get rid of this bulging belly.
I'd like this cellulite on my legs vanished.

Those are the common complaints of those wishing to lose those extra fat deposits in their body. But do they really know what should be lost? Are they knowledgeable enough how to properly modify their eating habits? Do they know what food to avoid and what to consume more of? To go to the next step and stop the wishful thinking, here are some information that will help you recognize the villain – the bad fat and how it differs from the good fat.

Which is the Villain and which is the Goodie Ol Shoe?

As mentioned, there are two kinds of fats - good fats and bad fats. How do you distinguish one from the other?

There are two types of good fats - monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats:

Monounsaturated fats are good because they lower total cholesterol and the bad cholesterol a.k.a. LDL cholesterol. It decreases the levels of the bad cholesterol while increasing the good cholesterol also known as HDL cholesterol.

Good sources of monounsaturated fats include avocado, canola oil, olive oil and nuts such as walnuts and peanuts. Good news for weight conscious folks, monounsaturated fats are known to help one lose weight since it reduces body fat.

Polyunsaturated fats are the other type of good fats. These fats are good sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are thought to lower blood pressure, fight bad cholesterol, help stop inflammation and aid in protecting the brain and nervous system. Common sources of polyunsaturated fats include fish oil, salmon, corn, safflower, soy and sunflower oils.

There are two types of bad fats - saturated fats and trans fats:

Saturated fats are considered bad fats because they increase the levels of total blood cholesterol and the bad cholesterol. Sources of saturated fats include dairy, eggs, meat and seafood. Oils like coconut, palm and palm kernel oil are sources of this bad fat.

Trans fats are the man-mad bad fats. It's the scientists that are trying to improve shelf life of food who invented these bad fats. Trans fats are hydrogenated fats. These can be found in packaged foods such as popcorn for microwave cooking, hard stick margarine and vegetable shortening.

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