When I say fat what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Donuts, pizza, and other greasy foods? What if I told you that those foods are often cooked in unstable fats that are easily damaged by heat? Shelby, I already know those foods are unhealthy so what’s the big deal. The problem is that when those unstable fats are damaged, they turn into trans fats. Trans fats are very damaging to our bodies and have been linked to serious concerns with developing heart disease and diabetes.
So what about fat like butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil? The difference with these fats is that they are actually stable when exposed to heat! So we can get the benefits of eating fat without the risk of developing heart disease!
Fat. There are so many misconceptions regarding this word. Most people assume that fat in our diet directly transfers as excess fat on the body. Not true. Our bodies need the nutrients packaged in healthy fats in order to optimize the functionality of the body’s systems. Our cells (including skin cells) need fat to heal and maintain their cellular structure!
There are important fatty acids that are contained in real, saturated, stable, anti-oxidant rich fat. Fatty acids are important building blocks for good health.
Processed fats (such as canola oil, vegeatable oil, and margarine) are processed in a way that severely decreases any nutritional value in them and make them unstable and easily damaged through cooking and digestion. Unstable fats are easily oxidized in the body, which can wreak havoc on our health. So avoid processed fats and use real fats such as coconut oil, grass-fed butter, ghee, and avocado oil.
The more saturated a fat is, the better because it is less likely to be damaged.
Using healthy fats is going to benefit your entire body, and your skin overall. Check your cooking cabinets and make sure you are using fats that are good for your health!