Jan. 28, 2020

Healthy fats-how much?

Healthy fats is a popular topic in the health community. And so many people confused about it, thinking that everyone has to include processed plant oils into every meal. But if we look at scientific findings and facts, it  actually shows that atherosclerotic plaques in the arteries of people who died from the heart disease, contained not only saturated, but also mono and polyunsaturated fats-our “favorite” olive, avocado, walnut, sesame, etc oils. Coconut oil is the worst, since it’s saturated plant fat and solidifies at room temperature, just like animal bacon fat.

The best form to consume healthy fats is in its natural state-olives, avocado, nuts and seeds and use them as a condiment to the dishes, not even a snack. These foods are very high in fat and calories and need to be used very sparingly, especially in people with any signs of heart disease, extra weight, diabetes.

And many plants actually contain a small amount of fats. It’s impossible to be healthy fat deficient, if you eat enough calories from the four basic groups: vegetables, fruit, grains and legumes.