Once upon a time, we blamed fat for all of life’s ills. Sure, fat can make you gain weight and cause chronic ailments like heart disease, cancer and stroke. But there are some types of fats that are actually good for you.
Registered Dietitian Patricia Bannan, author of Eat Right When Time Is Tight, shares that while it’s a good idea to limit saturated fats, you still need fat to aid in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, including vitamins A, E, D and K. Furthermore, fat makes you feel full for longer periods of time.
The key is focusing on the good fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) and eliminating the bad fats (trans and saturated fats).
However, experts warn that these foods should be consumed in moderation. Or, if you’re going to increase fat intake, then you have to decrease your overall carb intake.
Text: Bauer/ Additional Reporting: Shenielle Aloysis