Fat is one of the essential nutrients that supply calories to the body. Small amounts are necessary for both normal body function and efficient management of your PCOS symptoms.
But not all fats are created equal and it’s easy to become confused about which are good for you … and which aren’t. So this week we start a short series aimed at helping to make the situation clearer, beginning with saturated fat – the chief villain.
It is prevalent in animal products such as red meat, poultry, egg yolks and dairy items. It’s also found in a few vegetable products such as coconut and cocoa, as well as frequently used for frying fast food.
Usually solid at room temperature, saturated fat raises blood cholesterol levels more than anything else in the diet. So avoid it at all costs if you can.
Having gotten saturated fat’s horror story out of the way, we’ll focus next week on fats that are better for you.
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