Fats and Cholesterol

We live in a nation that has been led to believe that fat, any fat is bad for you and should be avoided at all costs. The facts are, however, that not only are all fats not bad, but some fats have been shown to be health-promoting, and some fats are absolutely essential for your health.

Through our coaching sessions you will discover the difference between good fats and bad fats. You will learn that a Nutritional Lifestyle is focused on choosing healthy fats, limiting saturated fat, and avoiding trans fat.

According to the American Heart Association dietary fats are essential to give your body energy and to support cell growth. They also help protect your organs and help keep your body warm. Fats help your body absorb some nutrients and produce important hormones, too.

Good Fats versus Bad Fats

What really matters in a Nutritional Lifestyle is the type of fat you eat. The "bad" fats—saturated and trans fats—increase the risk for certain diseases. The "good" fats—monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats—lower disease risk. The key to a healthy diet is to substitute good fats for bad fats—and to avoid trans fats.

The message from wellness coaching is that fats are not created equal. Some fats promote our health positively while others increase our risks of heart disease. The key is to replace bad fats with good fats in our diet. However, when consumed in excess amount, all fats can contribute to weight gain, heart disease and certain types of cancer.

During our wellness coaching sessions we examine the good sources of healthy unsaturated fats which include olive, canola, soy, corn, sunflower, peanut, and other vegetable oils, trans fat-free margarine, nuts, seeds, avocados, and fatty fish such as salmon. These healthy fats not only improve cholesterol levels (when eaten in place of highly processed carbohydrates) but can also protect the heart from sudden and potentially deadly rhythm problems.

Mix of Fats Influence Cholesterol

Although it is still important to limit the amount of cholesterol you eat, especially if you have diabetes, dietary cholesterol isn't nearly the villain it's been portrayed to be. Cholesterol in the bloodstream is what's most important. And the biggest influence on blood cholesterol level is the mix of fats in your diet—not the amount of cholesterol you eat from food.

Join my Coaching Sessions to learn how to make choosing Healthy Fats an essential part of your Wellness Lifestyle!

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IMPORTANT: This website is not intended to be a substitute for consultation with your personal physician and/or health care provider. Before you engage in any program of wellness, please consult with your physician. I am not a doctor or a nutritionist, but a wellness coach. The information that I provide you is from my years of experience as someone who has changed their health for the better through living a wellness lifestyle.
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