We had a customer enquiry today regarding the amount of fat contained in our new Daily Fibre Power Bar. The customer believed the fat content was too high, so I decided this would be the perfect time to talk about good fats vs bad fats.
I can’t even begin tell you how many times I have heard people say “I can’t eat that, it’s too high in fat.” Well let me tell you some fats are actually good for you and are essential for a healthy diet. Too many people believe that a low fat diet is the key to losing weight, managing cholesterol and preventing health problems but it’s actually the types of fat we consume that really counts, rather than the amount.
Bad Fats vs Good Fats
Bad fats increase cholesterol and your risk of certain diseases.
Good fats protect your heart and support overall health.
Bad fats, such as saturated fats and trans fats are attributable to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, clogged arteries… the list goes on. Examples of foods with bad fats are butter, cream, mayonnaise, bacon, French fries, peanut butter, creamy salads, sausage, croissants, etc.
But good fats such as the monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and omega 3s have the opposite effect. In fact, proven evidence shows that healthy fats play a vital role in assisting people manage their moods, stay on top of their mental game, fight fatigue, and even control their weight. Examples of foods with good fats are almonds, avocados, cashews, peanuts, pistachios, walnuts, salmon, trout, olive oils, canola oil, safflower oil, sunflower oils, soya bean oil, etc.
Let’s change our mind sets and steer away from these “no-fat diets”. Too much research shows that fats are critical to good health.
Slim Secrets new Daily Fibre Power Bar contains 10.8grams of fat in total – but if we look at the breakdown it mainly contains the monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and omega 3s which are the good fats. These good fats are derived from the delicious wholesome seeds and grains in the bar, which include sesame seeds, linseeds, buckwheat, quinoa, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, etc.
In order to maintain a healthy balanced diet, don’t cut out fats altogether—rather let’s start learning to make healthy choices by replacing bad fats with good ones that promote health and well-being.