Healthy Living: Unsaturated v. Saturated Fats

Healthy Living: Unsaturated v. Saturated Fats
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Recent studies by scientific researchers and scholars at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have found that replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats can dramatically decrease the likelihood of early mortality, as well as various illnesses and disease.

What are Saturated Fats?
Saturated fats, in general, can be a variety of various unnatural chemicals, refined foods, artificial flavoring substances, and other harmful or otherwise unhealthy foods and ingredients.

Generally speaking, saturated fats in America typically tend to be made out of unnatural, unhealthy and processed starch or sugar. These artificial flavors and additives can not only make you sick over time but can also compromise your immune system. When you consume these types of foods regularly you deprive your body of much-needed nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are only attainable through natural fruits, vegetables, and meats.

Saturated Fats V. Unsaturated Fats
If you can master understanding the major differences between saturated and unsaturated fats you will be able to master not only your health but also a general understanding of the various foods you put into your body.

For those that take healthy living seriously, or are considering some dietary changes, consider replacing unnatural additives, chemicals, and foods that have added sugar, salts, or other artificial flavoring or ingredients. Consider starting this new diet by replacing your usage of saturated fats like butter with vegetable oils. Read on to learn more about the negative effects of saturated fats and unhealthy foods.

Disease and Mortality Associated with Saturated Fats
Those that regularly consume saturated fats as a part of their diet can suffer from a heart-attack, stroke, high blood pressure, or even diabetes. Rest assured, just as it sounds, saturated fats are definitely going to put on unwanted and unhealthy weight.

Eating saturated fats regularly over a prolonged period of time has also been scientifically proven to increase the likelihood of developing cancer, respiratory disease, and even neurodegenerative disease. This might sound extreme, but think of it this way; if you’re eating saturated fats regularly, you’re neglecting to feed your body the necessary vitamins, minerals, and nutrients it needs. If this is the case, ask yourself this; why would your body be able to fight off bacteria, illnesses, or fat (obesity) related diseases?

You are essentially filling your body with rejected, unnatural, and unusable foods that it does not need when you consume foods with saturated fats in them. Ultimately, you can also jeopardize any possibility of healthy living. As mentioned above, it can also affect your brain, so think about that as you consider new, potential dietary changes and might be looking for good reasons to do so.

Author Bio: Tony Rollan provides consulting services for Dr. Decuypere Clearwater Chiropractic  and writes about alternative medicine, health, nutritions,  fitness, and  well being.

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