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Good Fats Vs. Bad Fats

Updated: May 12, 2023

Diet can be confusing we are constantly trying to avoid fats, but we have to keep in mind we shouldn’t be avoiding ALL fats. Knowing the difference can help you determine which fats to avoid and which to eat in moderation.

GOOD fats are essential to your diet as protein and carbs are in fuelling our body with energy. Did you know that some vitamins require fat in order to dissolve into your bloodstream and provide nutrients?

Your skin cells also rely on good fats as they are the building blocks of the cells membranes. Omega-6 Fatty Acids help prevent skin dryness and maintain healthy and hydrated skin. Omega-3 Fatty Acids nourish your skin, and are important for radiance and softness.

In your diet you should avoid saturated and trans fat these two have both been identified as potentially harmful to our health. Most of the foods that contain these types of fats are solid at room temperature. Such as Butter, Margarine, Beef or Pork Fat. Trans Fats are the worst fats for you you can find in Fried foods, Margarine, Cookies, Cakes, Pastries + Processed foods.

Medical professionals consider monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fats more ‘heart-healthy’ fats . And a certain type of this fat is Omega-3 + Omega-6 these are found in Nuts, Vegetable oils, Peanut butter, Avocados, Salmon & other Fatty fish.

Don’t like most of the foods containing those healthy fats or eating enough of them to receive the benefits? Consider taking a supplement daily like OCosmedics EFA’s max complex with natural essential fatty acids such as Omega 3,6 & 9 and GLA to support healthy skin and hair.

BeforeYouSpeak Coffee & Creamers are also both infused with superfoods to reap the benefits of all these extra-good-for-us healthy fats!

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