WBC Nutrition Committee Tips: All fats are bad fats
By Dr. Philip Goglia, WBC Nutrition Committee Chairman
All fats are bad fats
There are many types of fats, all can have benefits and risks depending upon the amounts consumed, a low to moderate saturated fat diet is generally the safest health choice. Higher consumption of unsaturated and nut/seed fats are always preferred for optimal energy patterns and improved fat metabolism and health benefits.
A good rule to follow don’t eat chicken skin, high fat meats like ribeye porterhouse prime rib T-bone, certain cuts of pork, lamb and fried food
Saturated: from land animal flesh
Unsaturated: from fish, nuts and seeds eggs
Poly and mono unsaturated fats from seeds and nuts
Hydrogenated fat: a fat that has been technically manipulated with hydrogen to extend stability and shelf life. Perhaps one of the most adverse arterial triggers for plaque
Medium chain triglyceride fat: primarily found in and a derivative of coconut. A recently popular fat choice among paleo finatics but aside from its benefits it can lead to inflammation if your metabolic structure does not manage triglycerides well.