There are primarily 2 kinds of fat in foods we eat today.
- a.k.a. unsaturated fats
- typically from plant sources
- ex: almonds, olive oil, avocados
- a.k.a. saturated fats
- typically from animal sources
- ex: butter, fudge, burgers, fried food
Eating “bad fats” can make our arteries harden and get clogged up, which puts our hearts under bad stress. Cholesterol, a waxy build up inside our blood vessels, usually accompanies this kind of fats. Try to limit these.
“Good fats” have the opposite effect, they actually help us feel full and maintain nice flat bellies! The key is to remember that even ‘good fats’ are very calorie dense, so still limit your portion size when you do eat these (I’m talkin’ to you peanut butter).