There are still lots of myths about eating fats. People who are on a diet to lose weight always try to eliminate not just carbs but all fat in their diet. Eating more good fats (unsaturated fats) instead of bad fats (saturated fats) and carbohydrates is beneficial to our health. For those who want to lose weight, good fat is needed to help boost the metabolism. Also, a meta-analysis study reveals that replacing carbs and saturated fats with healthy fats (mono or polyunsaturated fats) lower blood sugar levels and improves insulin control. For each 5% of the dietary energy that was switched from carbs or bad fats to healthy fats, researchers found that a drop of around 0.1% in HbA1C. HbA1C indicates how well blood sugar control long term.
Choose and consume the right type of fats is important to health especially heart health and weight management. Some of the good fat sources: fish (e.g. salmon, mackerel, trout) are rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Other good fats sources include nuts, olive oil, avocados. Pure Omega 3 supplement is also a good choice.
Don’t be afraid of ‘fats’. Choose wisely and eat healthy fats is essential in maintaining long-term good health.