Fats: Everything you need to know
What are the different kinds of fat?
BAD SCIENCE GAVE FAT A BAD REPUTATION
Won't eating fat make me fat?!
Omega-3 and Omega-6
Units Omega6 consumed for every ONE Omega 3 consumed
Doesn’t fat make you fat?
What kind of fat should I eat?
CONSUMPTION OF HIGHLY PROCESSED OILS HAS SKYROCKETED
Since the 1960's, real fats have been increasingly replaced with margarine, highly processed inflammatory vegetable oils, and processed carbohydrates. Obesity, cancer, and other chronic lifestyle diseases also started to climb. Connection?Image source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21367944
How much fat should I eat?
A general guideline is a serving of pure fat (olive oil, butter, coconut oil) is about 1-2 T. Meat, avocado, nuts/seeds or fish that already have fat as part of their macronutrient makeup are pre-determined for you; just eat a reasonable portion for you and nature’s done the rest of the work! Be mindful and aware of amounts of cooking fats you’re using and don’t be scared of animal products containing fats. As part of a macronutrient split, there is no right or wrong answer to how much fat you should be consuming; however a proportion of about 30-40% protein, 40-50% fat and 20-30% carbs is a good starting place.