Have you ever wondered what kind of fat you are consuming?
Have you ever wondered if all the foods you eat are good for your body? o If what you are eating contains or is fat? Most of the foods we eat today contain fat because we cook them with fat, they may contain fat themselves or we add fat to them when we eat them.
Fats are essential for the proper functioning of the human body, because they are a concentrated source of energy, help transport fat-soluble vitamins, conserve body heat and protect the internal organs, in addition to giving flavor to food.
However, we must be careful with the type of fat we consume, as they can provide good cholesterol, also called HDL (High Density Lipoprotein), or bad cholesterol, called LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein). There are several classifications for fatty acids, but the simplest way to differentiate them is by dividing them into saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and trans.
Now you may be wondering, what’s the difference? It’s very simple, starting with saturated fats which can be found in butter, bacon, meat, some dairy products, coconut oil, palm oil and processed foods. As its name indicates, they are those that have their carbon chain saturated with hydrogens and lack of double bonds; its consumption causes the elevation of total cholesterol and LD
Monounsaturated fats, on the other hand, are found in beef, lamb, some dairy products, olives, olive oil, avocado and nuts. These fats have a double bond in their carbon chain; their consumption favours the reduction of LDL and the elevation of HDL.
On the other hand, polyunsaturated fats are those found in nuts, flax, soybean, canola, sunflower and corn oil, dried fruits, fish and seafood. Its carbon chain has two or more double bonds, which facilitates its digestion; its consumption favors the reduction of total cholesterol, both LDL and HDL. To this group belong the linoleic fatty acid, also known as omega 6 and the alphalinoleic, called omega 3, these fatty acids are not synthesized by the human body so they must be ingested in food.
Finally, the dreaded trans fats are found in processed foods, ruminant products, hydrogenated oils and some margarines. These are artificially hydrogenated fats; their consumption increases LDL and total cholesterol and lowers HDL. These fats rob the body of the means to oxidize them, so they accumulate as LDL and are deposited in the arteries. However, they are used in the food industry because they promote the freshness and texture of food.
In conclusion it is essential to make the right choice of the fats we consume, as well as consume them in moderation, we must remember that everything in excess is bad, it is also necessary to do physical activity and drink enough water to have a better quality of life. Remember to maintain proper cellular oxygenation with SynergyO2.