Eat more FAT for health

Consuming fatty foods for many is bad idea! Ill get fat, ill put on weight… the amount of people who are so confused largely thanks to the food industry is shocking.

 

 

For a long time and it still goes on the food industry has marketed their products as being low in fat, low in calories, more like low in anything remotely nutritious or beneficial!

Lets be clear quality fats are not your enemy. Goods fats such as Polyunsaturated and mono unsaturated fats are very good for you.

Things that are high in FAT are not necessarily bad for you as food manufactures would have you believe. It all depends on what type you consume. You want to avoid trans fats and hydrogenated fats as these are man made. Hydrogenated fats can be found in chocolate, french fries,ice cream and biscuits for example.

These Trans fats/hydrogenated fats will lower your good cholesterol and raise your bad cholesterol! Meaning greater risk of heart disease, strokes and heart attacks.

Lets look at one source of quality fat. One of my favourites is pistachios :).

Now these are tasty as. Quality sources of monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates…

Pistachios contain:

Zinc(mineral): Vital in the production of testosterone and growth hormones, perfect for muscle building and fat loss. Supports reproductive health and fertility. Helps prevent cancer and help stregthen your immune system. Zinc lessens the affects of inflammation and lessens the affects of ageing!

Monounsaturated fats: These help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood which can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. They also provide nutrients to help develop and maintain your body’s cells. Contains the antioxidant Vitamin E which helps protect and maintain the skins appearance and protect against conditions such as diabetes.

Magnesium(mineral):Magnesium is important for bone formation. High magnesium intakes are associated with a greater bone density and have shown to be effective for decreasing the risk of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

Copper(mineral): Pistachios are high in copper which acts as an anti inflammatory that helps reduce the symptoms of arthritis, copper assists in growth of hair, organs and muscles. Also copper helps prevent premature ageing! Copper helps us utilise our energy department. Therefore, when we have enough copper in our bodies, we will have enough functional and accessible energy to get through the day without feeling lethargic or tired.

Protein: Greater muscle growth, more lean body tissue( less body fat). Protein makes you feel fuller, so less chance of over eating and gaining excess weight. Protein raises you energy expenditure when resting so more calories burned at rest more fat loss and more muscle preservation. Increase in strength and bone density.

This is just one example of one food containing fats that are high in quality nutrition that will leave you feeling energised and full of health. So please don’t be afraid of cousumming fatty foods as long as they are the right type.