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The Difference Between Healthy & Harmful Fats  

Category: Health  

What is the difference between healthy (good) fats and bad (bad) fats? Healthy fats give our bodies energy and essential fatty acids for the body, our children need them to grow and develop. Harmful fats cause damage to our bodies, for example by producing bad cholesterol, which can can cause health problems. We are here to tell you about what fats you should insert into your body and others you should avoid.

Healthy Fats

Healthy Fats- These fats are good fats which is also sometimes called monounsaturated fat, and it comes in two forms: monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat . There are two types of polyunsaturated fat: omega-3 and omega-6 . Omega-3 and Omega-6 are also known as essential fatty acids. Because our bodies can not produce the essential fatty acids, we have to get them from the food we eat. Essential fatty acids are also a base material, from which the body builds many essential substances.

Good fat, or unsaturated fats, help maintain healthy arteries in the body, and helps to produce good cholesterol and pass it around the body - which reduces the risk of heart disease. Unsaturated fats reduce the production of bad cholesterol, which is linked to heart problems - a diet that contains unsaturated fats can help prevent future heart problems.

Harmful Fats - These fats come in the form of saturated fat and trans fat. Both types of harmful fats cause our bodies to produce more bad cholesterol, and reduce the production of good cholesterol. They may also increase the risk of heart disease, blood vessels and cancer in the future.

Where Can I Get Healthy Fats?
Monounsaturated fats helps lower cholesterol in the blood, but only when it replaces saturated fats in the average daily diet. Monounsaturated fat can be found in the following foods:

-Oils such as olive oil, canola and grapeseed oil
-Nuts and seeds
-Avocado


Polyunsaturated fat can be found in:

-Liquid vegetable oils - such as canola oil, sunflower, corn
-Fatty fish such as salmon and tuna

They also help the general health of organs such as the heart, eyes and joints, and mental health.

Omega-3
This fat is phenomenal, omega-3 is a type of polyunsaturated fat. It can be found in the following foods:Walnuts, flax seeds and oils derived from these nuts and seeds, green leafy vegetables, salmon and mackerel.

Babies get omega-3’s from the mother's milk. Omega 3 helps the development of the baby's brain and eyes in the womb and during the first six months of life. In children it helps to improve learning, stimulates the development of the brain and nervous system and strengthens the immune system. In adults, omega-3s can relieve rheumatoid arthritis, pain, joint stiffness and inflammation. It also helps protect adults from heart disease.

Omega-6
Omega-6 is also a type of polyunsaturated fat. It can be found in vegetable oils such as sunflower oil, peanut oil, canola and soybean oil. Omega-6 protects against heart disease and helps to control the level of bad cholesterol.

A certain amount of fat (depending on your body) is an essential part of a healthy balanced diet.

Where Do You Get Harmful Fats And What Do They Do?

Saturated fats are harmful and this fat is found in the following foods: animal products such as fat in meat, dairy products are high in fat such as butter, cream, yellow cheeses and fat cheeses.Palm oil and coconut oil.Saturated fat has no known health benefits, but it is known to increase the amount of bad cholesterol in the body.

Trans Fat, commonly referred to as "partially hydrogenated" fat, is used to produce a variety of processed foods such as some types of margarines, cakes, cookies, pastries and many prepared meals. Trans fat is known to cause a lot of damage to our body. The negative effect of trance fatty acid intake is present even if consumed in small amounts. It is known that it increases the amount of bad cholesterol in the body, reduces the amount of good cholesterol and causes damage to blood vessels in various organs.

The key for finding healthy fats to eat is to look for ingredients that are unprocessed and naturally high in fats.


A reliable source of energy

Codeage Pure C8 MCT Oil offers an oil that is the most potent medium chain triglyceride (MCT) derived from the heart of the coconut and palm (coconut oil and palm oil). It is rapidly metabolized into ketone bodies and provides the quickest source of fuel for your brain and body. It is also a great supplement for diet. C8 is never stored as fat by the body.

Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are saturated fats with 6 to 10 carbon atoms in their skeleton as medium chain triglycerides or MCTs. Given their smaller and shorter chain length, they can be absorbed much more quickly than other longer chain fats and offer many nutritional benefits.

Codeage Pure C8 MCT Oil contains more than 99% of C8, the best medium chain triglycerides to be absorbed by the body. This high level of C8 in the oil makes it “Pure C8”.

Many other types of fatty acid oils are found in coconut oil but only three of them really behave as MCTs in your body (C6, C8 & C10). These MCTs can quickly provide you with energy as they don’t need to be processed by the liver. They can be used by your body and brain more rapidly. They provide a great source of healthy fats to complement and upgrade your diet.The body turns these fats into ATP much more rapidly and in fewer steps (ATP is the cellular fuel that we use all the time).

The takeaway

Life is all about balance but you want to give your body things that make it the healthiest and not harm it with processed foods and bad fats that can have long lasting detrimental effects to your body. Healthy fats maintain healthy arteries in the body, and helps to produce good cholesterol and pass it around the body. By getting an adequate amount of healthy fats you are one step closer to a healthy lifestyle.