Despite what we have been taught to believe, not all fats are bad.
Of course some types of fats are bad for you and therefore should be avoided, but there are other types of fats that aid glowing skin and are important for a healthy heart.
The TruMarine Team has some facts about fats that just might change your perspective on this misunderstood nutrient.
THE GOOD FATS
Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, known as good fats, help reduce cholesterol in your bloodstream, which can also lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats provide your body with essential nutrients it needs that it can’t produce on its own, such as omega 3 and omega 6. Omega 3 & 6 are both building blocks of healthy cell membranes and help produce the natural oil barrier on your skin, which is critical for keeping your skin glowing and hydrated.
Foods that contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats include:
• Soybean oil
• Sunflower oil
• Olive oil
• Fatty fish (i.e. salmon, mackerel, trout)
THE BAD FATS
Trans fats and saturated fats are the unhealthy, bad fats you want to steer clear from. Though trans fats are much worse than saturated fats, saturated fats are also detrimental when consumed in higher quanitities.
Both trans fats and saturated fats contribute to high cholesterol levels by reducing good cholesterol in the blood — they are also proven to increase likelihood of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, and are linked to many forms of cancer.
Foods that contain trans fats include:
• Fried foods
• Fast food
Foods that contain saturated fats include:
• Red meat
• Poultry skin
• Dairy products made from whole milk (i.e. cheese, milk, butter)
It’s important to remember that a healthy life is the product of a well-balanced diet and exercise. Incorporate ‘good fats’, such as raw nuts, seeds and avocados, into your diet wherever possible. They are generally easy to find and will promote glowing skin and a healthy heart. In exchange, limit the amount of saturated fats in your diet - red meat especially should be consumed in moderation - while trans fats should be avoided as much as possible.
Remember, what you see on the outside is a reflection of what you put into your body. Eat healthy, be healthy, and get glowing.
xo TruMarine Team