We’re sure you’ve heard by now that fat is good (does the banting diet ring a bell?). We need to eat more fat – it’s healthy, it can help you lose weight, and it will make you feel great, but too much fat is not good for us. All fats should be eaten in moderation.
Here’s the short rundown:
In nature we get saturated fats and unsaturated fats.
- Saturated fats usually come from animal products (butter, cream, the crispy fat on the side of your tjop or the delicious pieces of fat that make your morning bacon taste so incredible) or coconuts (coconut oil, coconut cream, coconut milk etc.).
- Then we get unsaturated fats that come from plants (all your different liquid oils like olive oil, avocado oil, sunflower oil etc, avocados, and nuts and seeds).
These two types of fat react differently in your body. We won’t get technical here, but all you need to know is that saturated fat is not so good for your heart, arteries or your cholesterol levels, and unsaturated fats are better for your heart, arteries and your cholesterol levels, but neither one is so good for you that you should eat A LOT of it every single day.
Because of that, we think it’s better to stay on the safe side and not eat too much fat. Try and stick to small amounts at a time and, if possible, try and stick to the unsaturated plant fats that are better for your heart like our favourite nuts and seeds. Here are a few suggestions of our products that can help you to control your fat intake:
- Small handful of nuts as an afternoon snack
- A handful of pumpkin seeds sprinkled over your salad
- Some shaved almonds on top of your smoothie in the morning.