The bad fats include both saturated fats and transfats. Both kinds of bad fat raise LDL cholestoral and reduce HDL cholesterol. Good fats are usually found in vegetables, fruits, and fish. Bad fats are typically found in meat products and some plant sources, such as palm and coconut oil.
Of the good fats, one mentions merits special mention. Omega-3 fats are very good for health. Omega-3 is a type polyunsaturated fat. Like all polyunsaturated fats, Omega-3 fats help to lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol. Omega-3 fats, however, are thought to have additional benefits as well. Many studies show that Omega-3 fats help to fight depression. Research has also shown that Omega-3 fats help to fight Alzheimer’s disease and, they even help to boost the immune system. Omega-3 fats are usually found in fish and plant sources. Good fish sources of Omega-3 fats are tuna, mackerel, and salmon. Good plant sources of Omega-3 fats are kidney beans, walnuts, broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach.
2) Likewise, Know The Difference Between Good Carbs And Bad Carbs
There is a lot a debate about the role of carbohydrates in weight loss dieting. Some people advocate eating a low carb diet, while others recommend a low fat diet. However, both the low fat crowd and the low carb crowd would agree that not all carbs are created equal. There are good carbs and bad carbs. All dieting experts would agree that too many people consume too many bad carbs.
On the other hand, bad carbs are usually loaded with calories, but they have very little nutritional value. Hence, the term “empty calories”. Bad carbs also lack fiber, so they don’t leave people feeling full after eating them. In addition, bad carbs have high a glycemic index, which causes rapid spikes in blood sugar levels. As mentioned, rapid spikes in blood sugar levels leaves people susceptible to rapid declines in blood sugar, which causes people to feel hungry. Bad carbs are typically found in refined foods, like white flour. Good carbs, however, are generally not refined in any manner. Good carbs are found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
3) It Is Impossible to Eat Enough Fruits And Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are packed full of good carbohydrates. They are also full of important vitamins and minerals. Also, many fruits and vegetables contain high levels of anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants are important because they help to fight free radicals. Free radicals cause damage to the body’s tissue. Most people do not get enough fruits and vegetables. By the way, do not substitute fruit juice for a serving of fruit. Much of the nutritional value of fruit is lost when they are made into juices.