Not all fats are bad, find out which ones are healthy

Have you ever wondered what kind of fat you are consuming?

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Have you ever wondered if all the foods you eat benefit your body? O If what you are eating contains or is fat? Most of the foods we consume today contain fat, since we cook them with fat, they may contain it by themselves or we add it by eating them.

Fats are essential for the proper functioning of the human body, because they are a concentrated source of energy, help transport fat-soluble vitamins, conserve body heat and protect internal organs, as well as flavoring foods.

However we must be careful about the type of fat we consume, as these can provide good cholesterol, also called HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) or bad cholesterol, called LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein). There are several classifications for fatty acids, but the simplest to differentiate them is dividing them into saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and trans.

Now you ask yourself what is the difference? It is very simple, started by saturated fats which we can find in butter, bacon, meat, some dairy, coconut oil, palm and processed foods. As its name indicates are those that have their carbon chain saturated with hydrogens and lack double bonds; Its consumption causes the elevation of total cholesterol and LD

Instead monounsaturated fats are found in veal, lamb, some dairy, olives, olive oil, avocado and nuts. These fats have a double bond in their carbon chain; Its consumption favors the reduction of LDL and the elevation of HDL.

On the other hand polyunsaturated fats are those found in nuts, flax oil, soy, canola, sunflower and corn, nuts, fish and seafood. Its carbon chain has two or more double bonds, which facilitates its digestion; Its consumption favors the decrease of total cholesterol, both LDL and HDL. To this group belong the fatty acid linoleic, also known as omega 6 and the alfalinoleico, called omega 3, these fatty acids do not synthesize the human body so they must be eaten in food.


Finally the dreaded trans fats are found in processed foods, ruminant products, hydrogenated oils and some margarines. These are artificially hydrogenated fats; Its consumption increases LDL and total cholesterol, besides decreasing HDL. These fats take away from the body the means to oxidize them, so they accumulate as LDL and are deposited in the arteries. However they are used in the food industry, because they promote the freshness and texture of food.

In conclusion it is essential to make a correct choice of the fats we consume, as well as to consume them in moderation, we must remember that everything in excess is bad, it is also necessary to perform physical activity and drink enough water to have a better quality of life. Remember to maintain proper cellular oxygenation with SynergyO2.