Updated: Apr 15, 2021
Have you ever heard the saying, “this is the best thing since sliced bread”? I used to hear it all the time growing up. Well being a healthy baker, I have something for you BETTER THAN SLICED BREAD!!!
As a Nutrition coach, I get asked all the time about the difference between good fats vs bad fats. What are the best fat sources you should add into your diet? Because I bake Keto, low carb, healthy desserts, I figured I would share some of the GOOD fats I use.
GOOD FAT VS. BAD FAT: 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
How do we know what is and what isn't healthy when it comes to fats? What are good fats? What are bad fats? The fad of low fat diets for weight loss has many people afraid of fat in general. Unfortunately, this attitude toward fat has done more harm than good. Fats are GOOD for you when consumed with the right diet.
WHAT ARE GOOD FATS?
The type of fat that people should consume are known as monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat. These types of fats actually have many health benefits such as protecting your heart and keeping your brain healthy. See below for some examples of GOOD FATS:
1. Avocado 🥑 oil
2. Olive oil
3. Sunflower 🌻 oil
4. Almond butter
5. Nuts and seeds
6. All natural peanut butter
8.Sinless Sweets desserts ;)
WHAT ARE BAD FATS? Mainly trans fats should be avoided. These are the most harmful types of fats people should be avoiding. Trans fats typically leads to high blood pressure, cholesterol and even heart attacks. Trans fats have ZERO nutritional value. See below for some examples of BAD FATS:
2. French fries 🍟
3. Fried fish 🐟
4. Cookies 🍪 and cakes 🎂 (desserts that are NOT Sinless sweets)
5. Ice cream 🍦
6. Frozen dinners
7. Basically anything fried or battered.
**Now these are just a few examples of good vs. bad fats, but you get the point. NOT all FAT is BAD, so DONT be afraid to add some GOOD fat to your diet when you trying to eat healthy.
** I hope this helps!! Happy Baking!!