Fats All Folks

Fats All Folks

Hope all of you are enjoying this great month of July!

For this week’s tips, we focus on fat. Is it good or bad for you? Find out below.

- Sai and Joeslyn

9 MYTHS ABOUT DIETARY FAT AND CHOLESTEROL

For decades, people have avoided fat- and cholesterol-rich items, such as butter, nuts, egg yolks, and full fat dairy, instead opting for low fat substitutes like margarine, egg whites, and fat-free dairy in hopes of bettering their health and losing weight.

This is due to the misconception that eating foods rich in cholesterol and fat may increase your risk of various diseases.

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WHAT ARE LOW-CARB, HIGH-FAT DIETS? ARE THEY HEALTHY?

What does a low-carb, high-fat diet look like – and is it a healthy way to eat?

There's scientific evidence that this eating approach could help you lose weight and shield you from some chronic diseases. There's also research that suggests a low-carb, high-fat eating regimen can lower your defenses against some chronic conditions and – in the short term – create unpleasant side effects.

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CHOLESTEROL-FRIENDLY FOODS THAT ARE HIGH IN UNSATURATED FAT

There are three primary types of fats found in food - each associated with different health benefits or with levels of harm. Unsaturated fats are also known as your “good fats” because they can have a positive effect on your overall health, while saturated fats, and trans fats are "bad" fats that can have harmful effects on your LDL cholesterol.


The term "fat" in general gets a bad rap, but it is important to know that healthy fat is an essential nutrient needed to support a variety of body functions. Learn more about dietary fats and how getting too much or too little can affect your health.

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