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Not all fats are bad





Many people are under the misconception that all fats are bad and should therefore be exempt from one's diet, but did you know there are actually good fats that your body can use in a positive way?

It's important to recognize which fats you should eat and which you should avoid

The key is eating them in moderation. The good fats are the ones you cannot live without which makes them essential to your daily food intake.

Omega-3 fatty acids fall into the category of fats you should eat.  These can be found in walnuts, certain fruits and vegetables and coldwater fish such as herring, mackerel and anchovies.

Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. They may also be useful for helping to reduce the symptoms of depression.


Omega-6 is another essential fatty acid that should be a part of your diet, but to a lesser extent than Omega 3s as we usually get enough of them.

Omega-6 can be found in foods such as cereals, vegetable oils, eggs, poultry, baked goods and margarine. These foods should be consumed in moderation because they will probably also contain ingredients that aren't good for you.

The key is to find the foods that contain the least amount of unhealthy ingredients and the highest level of nutrition.

Omega-6 fatty acids are considered to be essential because they promote healthy skin, help lower cholesterol and help make the blood sticky so it may clot properly.


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