What you should know about fats!

Everyone knows that fats and oils are important for the human body. They are good for health, but in some cases they can also be harmful. Anyone who wants to use fat should think very carefully beforehand about what type it should be, important characteristics differ here, there are saturated fatty acids on the one hand and unsaturated fatty acids on the other, and the processing of fat also plays a major role.
different fats

Saturated Fats That Are Healthy!

Some fats are constantly being mocked by so-called nutrition experts, these are coconut oil, palm oil and clarified butter. They could clog arteries and permanently damage the heart. This is complete nonsense, because the body can produce these fats itself and does not need to absorb them. However, every single body cell needs both saturated and unsaturated fats – this is the only way to preserve body cells. Since a human body needs very little fat, it should of course not be given too much and if it has to, then only fats of the best quality. Saturated fats have even more advantages, because they are extremely stable and have a long shelf life, which makes them insensitive to heat, light and oxygen.

Fats are part of a good diet

It is undisputed that the body needs fats, but many believe that they are only fattening foods and would even make you ill. Fats, or lipids in technical terms, can support important functions in the body, but the most important thing about fats is that they provide energy. Furthermore, fat serves to be a flavor carrier and they are also important carriers of vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E and K. As a so-called cushion, fat even offers protection from general external influences. However, there are also hidden fats and they are not that healthy. This means fats that are found in fast food, for example. These are quick fillers and can under no circumstances replace a good, balanced meal. Fats have a lot of calories, more precisely than there are in protein or carbohydrates. So if you eat fat over a longer period of time but only move a little or not at all, sooner or later you will become overweight, which in the worst case can trigger diseases such as high blood pressure or arteriosclerosis. It is therefore not up for debate whether fat should be consumed, but what fat it is and, above all, what quality it has. If you are now thinking about your eating habits, you can remember a few things:
  • Instead of reaching for a greasy piece of meat, you should often reach for a lean piece that, if possible, is prepared with very little fat.
  • If you want to eat healthily, you should rather use unsaturated fats, which are usually vegetable and are mainly found in olive oil, safflower oil or linseed oil. Here, too, it should by no means be cheap products and since high-quality fat is not on the menu every day, spending more on health is definitely worth it.
  • If possible, animal fats should not be included or should rarely be on the table. They only contain a very small proportion of unsaturated fatty acids anyway, but tend to be stored in the fatty tissue and stay there.
  • Products such as meat, chocolate, sausage or cheese can be fed to the body, but only in moderation, because they not only contain the fatty acids that are not needed, but also a lot of cholesterol.

Vegetable fats

Vegetable fats are healthier than animal fats because they have no cholesterol. Vegetable fats are mainly found in algae and fish species such as salmon, mackerel, herring and tuna. You can also find them in the following products:
  • rapeseed oil
  • olive oil
  • corn oil
  • sunflower oil
  • nuts
  • soybeans

When buying, make sure that the oils are cold-pressed and contain many essential and therefore vital fatty acids. Lipids or fats have important functions in the body, for example they are the source of energy without which a body would hardly be able to survive. But they also have a lot of calories, 1 gram of fat has 9 kilocalories. Anyone who now beams too much fat into his body through food cannot burn it and it then settles out as depot or building fat and is stored. Of course, the body falls back on it from time to time, for example when there is a deficiency, but some remain there and later on that is the proverbial "hip gold". Everyone knows that fat contains a lot of calories and therefore you should avoid eating too much fat. Half-fat variants can be used as an alternative for dairy products. It only takes a tablespoonful of fat to sear the steak, not half a cup. Schnitzel with a nice, thick breading is delicious, but it doesn't have to be, because all the fat is in the breading and then it contains twice as many calories as there are in the meat itself. Sausages and sausages are also full and hidden fats lurk in sweets in particular. If it has to be fat, please use healthy fat such as rapeseed oil or pumpkin seed oil.

Viet Trinh

Everyone knows that fats and oils are important for the body. They are good for health, but in some cases they can also be harmful.

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