Paleo is a good unsaturated fat diet. Diets concentration, lean meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. There are some saturated fats allowed but concentration on unsaturated fats. Of course meats have saturated fats lean meats are allowed in Paleo Diet. Fish is allow with unsaturated Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Paleo Diet substitute’s saturated fats with natural unsaturated fats for drinking, cooking and baking. Paleo is a good fat diet. What constitutes a good fats and bad fats? Bad fats are saturated fats. Saturated fats tend to be animal fats that are solid at room temperature. Saturated fats are also found in coconuts. Tran’s fats are processed vegetable oil. Processed foods are not allowed in Paleo Diet. Saturated fats and trans fat increases cholesterol and triglycerides levels in the blood. Saturated fats can have negative health results: hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure and heart disease. Conversely, unsaturated fats have reverse health effects. Unsaturated fats lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels reducing risk of heart disease. Unsaturated fats are in two forms: polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid. Polyunsaturated fats found in fish, flax seed, nuts and seeds. Monounsaturated fats found in olives, almonds, hazelnut, sesame seeds and some vegetables/fruits. Paleo diet allows lean meat and discourages fatty meats. This reduces fat saturated fats in diet. Diet allows fish rich in polyunsaturated fats. Paleo diet high food source for vegetables and fruits. Most vegetables and fruits have unsaturated fats with a wealth of vitamins and minerals
Let review bad fats and good fats. Bad fats are saturated fats Saturated fats tend to be solid at room temperature and found in animal foods. Contents founds in beef, lamb, pork, butter, cheese and ice cream. Exception vegetables containing saturated fats are coconuts and tropical palm. Paleo diet encourages lean red meats.
Trans Fatty Acids
Processed vegetable oil hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated. Trans fatty acids found in margarine, some salad dressing, deli meats, baking goods and candy. Preservatives, additive and trans fats are not allowed in Paleo Diet
Effects of Saturated and Trans Fatty Acids on Health
Raises LDL (bad) cholesterol which can result in artery and heart diseases
Simple fats are liquid at room temperature. Types of polyunsaturated fats are omega 3 fatty acids and omega 6 fatty acid. The body does not manufacture omega fat acids. Foods high in polyunsaturated fats: albacore tuna, lake trout, sardines, herring, salmon, mackerel, herring and trout. Plants high in polyunsaturated fats are flax seed, nuts and seeds. Fish, flax seed, nuts and seeds allowed in Paleo Diet.
Benefits: Omega 3 and Omega 6 found in fish beneficial for brain function and growth/development of body. Reduces levels of cholesterol blood levels and lower risk of heart disease. Note: Recommended the polyunsaturated fats eaten in moderation. Keep polyunsaturated oil tightly sealed, in dark refrigerated location to insure shelf life.
Monounsaturated fats tend to be liquid at room temperature. Found in olive, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, avocados and sesame seeds. Paleo cooking alternative to animal fats are virgin olive oils, almond oil/butter, pecan butter and hazelnut oil/butter. Paleo Diet substitutes cow’s milk and cheese with almond milk. Vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds allowed in Paleo Diet.
Benefits: Reduces bad cholesterol and triglycerides in blood. Contains vitamins that aid in growth and development
Paleo Diet simply a Low Fat and Good Fat Diet with macronutrients. Nutrition for the Whole Family Man has inherited diet from Mother Nature. The Paleo Diet.
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