Is it Healthy To Include Fat in Your Bodybuilding Diet Plan?

With so many different kinds of “fats” out there, did you ever wonder which ones were actually good for you? Well, we did.

We all know that fat plays a major role in protecting your internal organs from damage. We also know that too much of the “bad” fats can cause serious damage to your body.

What are Healthy Fats?
The “good” fats start with the Monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats can be found within olive oil, avocados and peanuts. These fats are better for you because they have a unique molecular structure which keeps them from readily forming arterial plaque.

The next “good” fat is Polyunsaturated. These fats actually play a very important role in your health because they help in the creation of the cell membranes. Your body uses these fatty acids to make two chemicals: leukotrienes and prostaglandins. These chemicals aid in the regulation of blood flow, immune system function and airflow to your lungs.

One of the “bad” fats to avoid or at least keep to a minimum is Saturated fat. This fat can be found in large amounts within meat, butter, cheese, chocolate and ice cream. Saturated fat is largely responsible for clogged arteries as well as other problems with your body.

With that information and a few simple guidelines to follow: if you eat fat make sure that most of it comes from the polyunsaturated or monounsaturated, keep the saturated fats to a minimum and try to keep your fat intake below the recommended 30% of your total calories. Hopefully you will be able to live a healthier lifestyle.

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