Fats to Make You Thin and Fats to Make You Fat!

In my last blog I talked about the importance of including fats in your diet for balanced hormones, energy and easy fat loss.

But with so much conflicting advice about fats out there, which are the ones you should be eating and which should you be avoiding?

Here is a quick low down on the BABEs goodies and baddies!

The Goodies 

Fats to cook with…

SATURATED FATS! Yes just like your granny did! These remain stable at higher temperatures.

  • Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (A BABEs firm favourite)
  • Butter – ideally organic and grass fed (I use Kerrygold – it’s grass fed but not organic – I’ve yet to find one with both in the supermarkets)
  • Coconut Butter
  • Organic Ghee
  • Lard, Beef Dripping
  • Goose Fat
  • Duck fat

I bet some of those have surprised you!

Fats to drizzle…

Monounsaturated fats are best for salad dressings and marinades. Their molecular structure changes when cooked at high temperatures, destroying the antioxidant benefits, so add after cooking.

Always choose oils from dark glass bottles to minimise harm from exposure to light and heat.

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Macadamia oil

The Baddies – Fats to avoid…

Hydrogenated fats are chemically produced and heavily processed fats. Polyunsaturated fats like sunflower oil also change structure when heated, known as oxidation, making them highly inflammatory in the body.

Both have been proven to cause damage to cells, leading to chronic disease and weight gain.

  • Vegetable and seed oils such as corn, sunflower, soy and canola
  • Low fat spreads and margarines
  • Sauces and spreads
  • Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats and oils found in Baked products, biscuits, cakes, pastries, savoury snacks – Processed foods such as chips, crisps, breakfast cereals – Take away, packaged and fast foods.

So come on – let’s be fatties!

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