What is a “good fat”, and why should you eat them? Fat is fat right? Wrong!
Good fats (otherwise referred to as healthy fats) can actually help you burn fat and lose weight, while bad (or unhealthy) fats put on those pounds. Healthy fats are high in saturated fats and low in unsaturated fats.
Types of good fats
If you’re unsure of which fats are good and should be incorporated into your diet regularly, start with these:
- Coconut oil
- Peanut butter
- Olive oil
- Sunflower seed oil
The benefits of healthy fats
Healthy fats are made up of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which speed up your metabolism because they are easily digested and converted into energy. Long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs), however, are less healthy because they need to pass by the gallbladder to be broken down into simpler chains before they can be utilized for energy.
Skinny & Co. recommends at least 3 tablespoons of coconut oil in your diet per day to best supplement your diet. To make your first purchase of Skinny Coconut Oil so you can enjoy the health benefits of this healthy fat, head here.