|Posted on 2 February, 2018 at 6:15|
Nutrition Explained: Good Fats
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Nutritional concepts examined
I appreciate that getting in getting fit there can be alien concepts and that there are lots of confusing terms and widespread jargon.
If you read my recent blogs you’ll know that I hate gym myths that are perpetuated.
This sounds like a trick (or the ultimate oxymoron) but behold there are such things as “good fats.” Sadly these aren’t found in processed foods or treats though.
It takes an understanding of nutrition to appreciate the true value of these and how to optimise your diet.
So it would probably help if I explained what these are. Basically these are foods high in omega 3 and omega 6's which are great for trace minerals which help develop bones, joints and in general, a health complexion.
Primarily these are found in nuts, seeds, some oils, avocados and fish. Obviously this covers a wide variety of foods beyond these generalisations.
These types of unsaturated fats can help reduce cholesterol and. decrease risk of cardiovascular problems in later life.
There are so many “diets” which claim to utilise these fats but in actual fact you are better just going for moderation and having a professional assess your nutrition.
If you’ve ever read the nutritional information on any of the above items you may well have been shocked by the calorie count. These are dense in energy and therefore higher in calories but not necessarily bad.
It is all about perception; if you adopt the binary approach that a calorie is bad then you’re fighting a losing battle for general wellbeing.
That being said, saturated fats (which are in processed foods and excess consumption of fatty foods) are linked to heart problems and obesity.
Whilst there’s no harm in them now and again, it’s worth monitoring how much you are actually consuming to get an accurate picture.
As always, if in doubt, consult RYPT!
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Know your “good fats” and ensure these are staples in your plan
* Be weary of processed foods. and use in moderation
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