Fat, that word we all hate hearing. Not even the definition defends the word, “a natural oily or greasy substance occurring in animal bodies, especially when deposited as a layer under the skin or around certain organs.” I have good news for you, saturated fat is a stunning creation.
The types of fats you eat can impact your health in a big way. Generally speaking, even saturated fat provides benefits because your body requires fat for numerous important purposes. Moderation is the key when considering fats, when taken in small amounts fats keep the skin healthy, cushion organs and may help in actual fat loss! From cooking, to vitamin absorption, to mental satisfaction saturated fats have been dubbed beneficial to overall health.
Who knew that eating fats would help your overall nutrient absorption? Vitamins A, D, and E cannot be absorbed into our bodies without saturated fats acting as a carrier, nor can calcium. Try simmering your spinach or chicken in some yummy coconut oil. It may be surprising for you to realize that the naturally occurring saturated fat in coconut oil actually has some amazing health benefits, such as: promoting your heart health, promoting weight loss, supporting your immune system health and providing you with an immediate energy source.
When hearing saturated fats many people jump straight into the coconut topic; It is not only the highest source of saturated fats, but included in that number are the medium-chain triglycerides, which are extremely beneficial to the body. In addition, approximately 50 percent of these MCTs are made up of lauric acid, the most important fatty acid in building and maintaining the body’s immune system. Finally some truth about saturated fats, I always new a sweet yummy coconut could cause no harm,
Everything has pros and cons, the important aspect to remember with fat intake is to only eat small amounts. Saturated fats raise levels of cholesterol in your blood, and raise your HDL (good cholesterol). The higher your HDL, the lower your risk for heart disease. Saturated fats are derived from animal products such as meat, dairy and eggs. But they are also found in some plant-based sources such as coconut, palm and palm kernel oils. These fats are solid at room temperature. Examples of foods that contain saturated fats: beef, lamb, pork, butter, cheese and other dairy products. Keeping a diet high in fat low in carbs can actually conclude in weight loss.
Life is about snacking, literally trying everything in small amounts and seeing how your body responds. Saturated Fats have been proven to have beneficial outcomes on long term health. There should be no strict regimes, only nourishment and consistency towards your body. Knowledge is essential, make sure you research what you put into your body!