Top three healthy fats and its benefits

To lead a healthy lifestyle, in addition to exercising on a daily basis, it’s essential to keep a check on the types of food you consume. There are a few “good fats” that help our bodies to reduce cravings, lowers the risk associated with diabetes, and reduce belly fat.

 Good fats, when Eaten in moderation, can help you shed excess weight, lower bad cholesterol, and give you glowing skin, and shiny hair.

Polyunsaturated fats

Polyunsaturated fat is a type of dietary fat found in animal and plant food. When these fats are consumed in moderation they are beneficial for the heart and there are numerous health benefits.
Monounsaturated fats

A healthy alternatives to refined polyunsaturated fats and trans fats is monosaturated fats. These good fats are loaded with health benefits such as lowering the risk of heart diseases, decreasing the risk of breast cancer, and relieves symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis by reducing stiffness and pain.

Foods that contain monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats: Almonds, hazelnut, cashews, pistachios, pecans are high in monounsaturated fats. On the other hand, Pine nut, Brazil nuts, and walnuts are high in polyunsaturated fats.

Health benefits of these nuts:

Reduces inflammation, risk of heart attack and stroke

Controls type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome

Lowers the risk of weight gain, triglycerides and cholesterol

It is high in fibre content

Avocado- Avocado contains lower amounts of polyunsaturated fats and higher amounts of monounsaturated fats. They are also cholesterol and sodium-free.

Health benefits of avocado:


Improves skin texture and tone

Improves digestion and regulates bowel movements    

Help shed those extra kilos and improves cardiovascular health

Omega-6 fatty acids: Omega-6 fatty acids are necessary for good health. However, our bodies do not produce them, so the only source of these fatty acids are through supplements and food.

Health Benefits of Omega-6 fatty acids:

Reduces symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Lessens rheumatoid arthritis

Lowers the risk of heart diseases and high blood pressure

-Akhila Kakarala
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