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What Foods High in Saturated Fats are Good For Us - Fat Loss Gateway

What Foods High in Saturated Fats are Good For Us?

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The media and the fat loss industry have been biased about the facts and myths regarding saturated fats. But to avoid confusion, we have clearly explained it in our previous article why saturated fats are good for you.
Because of those myths, some people who are health and fitness conscious misguidedly think that they should avoid foods high in fatty acids to prevent risk of heart disease, without even knowing about the bad effects of low-fat diet.
Saturated fats, one of the three component of fatty acids, have lots of beneficial effects for our health. It never goes rancid when heated. It is highly stable because all the carbon-atom linkages are saturated with hydrogen. These fats are straight in form and they are packed together naturally to form as solid at room temperature.

The Following are the Foods High in Saturated Fats:

Grass-fed Meats
Different types of meat have a certain amount of saturated fat. Beef, pork, and other poultry products are a good source of high-quality protein. Most of the saturated fat found in grass-fed meats helps in decreasing the risk of heart diseases by lowering the LDL (bad) cholesterol or reducing the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL (good) cholesterol. The right choice of fresh grass-fed meats will also supply significant nutrients such as zinc, iron and B vitamins.
Dairy Products
An example of dairy products with high saturated fats are, sour cream, whole-milk cheese, whole-milk-and-saturated-fatswhole milk, and butter. Cheese is packed with protein and fats while the butter contains significant amounts of saturated fats which helps your body to absorb the healthy nutrients you get from vegetables.
Healthy Oil
There are several healthy oils from plants that are also high in saturated fats such as coconut oil and other tropical oils like palm oils.
Most people erroneously judged coconut oil as dangerous to their health because of its high saturated fat content. It is true that it is packed with saturated fats, and as a matter of fact, it has a lot of beneficial effects on heart diseases. More than 50% of its saturated fat is lauric acid, that helps boost and balance both LDL and HDL cholesterol in your body. The saturated fats in coconut oil have no connection with bad effects on blood cholesterol levels.
The extra virgin olive oil is rich in antioxidant. It has a golden yellow color which indicates that it is made from fully ripened olives. Olive oil is the safest vegetable oil you can use for cooking but it must not be taken excessively just like any other oils. It has a long chain fatty acids that will build up body fat compared to short and medium chain fatty acids. It contains 10% omega-6 linoleic acid which is not good to take excessively whether it is rancid or not.
Eggs
They are known to contain a lot of essential vitamins and minerals per calorie. It is one of the best sources of choline that helps in breaking down fat for energy. It also provides zeaxanthin,egg-whites-from-eggs antioxidants.
Egg whites, specifically, are a good source of lean protein. It is low in calories so there is nothing to worry about if you consume it excessively.
Eggs are also known to be high in cholesterol and fat but it has no connection with heart disease.
Processed foods are also high in saturated fats, therefore, they are not recommended for healthy diet and must be avoided.

Above are good examples of foods with saturated fats that are good for us. Always keep in mind that consuming fats must also be moderated, it must be well balanced along with protein and carbs.

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