Southern Health & Wellbeing

For many years, we have been hearing conflicting advice about fats. We have been told that the only way to weight loss is by adhering to a low fat diet, to stop eating saturated fats because it will cause a heart attack, and it seems that the opinion on what fats are “good” and “bad” is always changing. So let’s take a look at some common misconceptions about fats and the best fats to include in our diets.

Myth # 1 : Fats make you fat

There has been a lot of money made out of the low fat diet myth. In every supermarket, there is row upon row of low fat products, promising to help you lose weight. The truth is that your body makes fat from carbohydrates (sugars), very rarely from fat in the diet. This is one of the reasons that people find it hard to lose…

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