DOES FAT MAKE YOU FAT?
🙌🏻The first in my new #MythbustingMonday
series! I'm now tracking the latest trends closer than ever before answering your Q’s where you guys get confused!
🖌Let's go back in time first! In the 50's, US physiologist Ancel Keys' famous study suggested fat was responsible for heart disease & low-fat options flooded shop shelves
😋This outdated advice is finally being shunned welcoming eggs at breakie, olive oil lashings on salads with nuts seen as perfect snacks!
🧠The brain has the highest concentration of fats (lipids) after adipose tissue possibly the best reason why our cognitive health relies on a healthy fat consumption. Eating a fat rich diet ensures memory, concentration and mood can help get to optimal levels
🥓We should definitely consume saturated fat (bacon, cheese, cream etc) in moderation but dividing fats into ‘good’ and ‘bad’ is a simple solution to a complex problem only causing more confusion
👍🏻Our bodies need a certain amount to function, and we can't make it from scratch. Triglycerides, cholesterol and other essential fatty acids store energy, insulate us and protect our vital organs.
✨Some vitamins rely on fat for absorption too. Vitamins A D E & K called fat-soluble vitamins cannot function without daily fat intake
🌈Vitamin A keeps your eyes healthy, Vitamin D keeps bones strong boosting calcium absorption, Vitamin E protects cells & Vitamin K is important for blood clotting.
🐟Oily Fish – Don't let high calorie content of Salmon & Mackerel fool you, they’re rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids
🍶Olive Oil – One of my must-have kitchen staples
🥑Avocado – Rich in oleic acid linked to reducing blood pressure
🥛Full Fat Greek Yoghurt – Most have probiotic bacteria supporting digestive health. Try natural full-fat varieties with no added sugar.
🥜Nuts – Handful of almonds a day can lower LDL (bad Cholesterol) and assist blood sugar control
🧀Butter – Rich in Vitamins A D & fatty acids
🤓Next week #MythbustingMonday
, I’ll tackle another myth picking the best from your comments!
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