Fat in food is considered to be the ‘ultimate villain’ for those who want to lose weight. They constantly avoid fatty foods because these are believed to be unhealthy. Also, when you are trying to lose weight, there’s a constant focus on eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, complex carbohydrates and ‘naturally occurring sugars’, and less refined and processed sugars, total fat, saturated fat, or even low-fat foods and dairy products.
Experts, however, believe that not all fats are bad for your health. While bad fats can wreck havoc to your diet plans and increase the risk of your getting certain diseases, good fats can protect your brain and heart. In fact, healthy fats such as Omega-3 are vital for both physical as well as emotional wellbeing. Numerous studies and researches have debunked the myths surrounding fat in food. It’s no wonder then that doctors and dieticians are all in praise of the health benefits of fats.
Healthy fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that contain Omega-3 fatty acids, essential for body and brain development since they help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart diseases, reduce cholesterol, stabilise blood sugar levels and decrease the risk of type-2 diabetes.
Monounsaturated fats are among the healthiest – they are loaded with nutrients. Polyunsaturated fats can also be healthy – its two main types are Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, essenti