Your pocket guide to FATS

Fats, so hawt right now🥑. But also SO complicated, because not all fats are created equal. I feel like we all just toss around the word “healthy fats”, and cross our fingers that we’re right. SO WHY NOT BREAK IT DOWN, SHALL WE?

Most foods are made up of a combo of fats. Fats are made of unsaturated (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) and saturated fatty acids. 

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UNSATURATED

⚡️monounsaturated fats- good fats! come from plant sources: Avocado, nuts, & seeds. Anti-inflammatory heros

⚡️polyunsaturated fats- made of omega 3’s (oily fish, flax & chia seeds) & omega 6’s (vegetable oils, safflower oil, meat, eggs). Omega 6’s get a bad rep bc the avg American diet is full of cheap refined gross seed oils that cause inflammation. But omega 6’s like evening primrose oil actually prevent inflammation. The key here is to eat MORE omega 3’s than omega 6’s and avoid the cheap refined sh*t to LOWER/PREVENT inflammation. 

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Y’ALL STILL WITH ME? K, cool. 

SATURATED

mostly animal fat and coconut. 

⚡️Organic Grass fed sources of meat, and butter are your best bet. In moderation they balance blood sugar etc. 

✖️exercise balance because saturated fats drive up cholesterol and can clog arteries.

⚡️MCT oil from coconuts- CAN BE USED DIRECTLY BY YOUR BODY FOR ENERGY WITHOUT SPIKING BLOOD SUGAR. 

✖️Avoid non organic + sustainably raises meat and trans fats. 

As with everything- it’s all about the balance. I’m just dropping knowledge in hopes of making it more accessible. 

Anyways what do y’all have on tap for Friday ?