Most people think that the less fat the better, the less fat the better the health and the better the body. But in fact, fat is also one of the essential nutrients for the human body, and skinny will become a bit scary. In fact, fat plays an important role in the human body. There are also different types of fats, which are mainly divided into saturated fats, unsaturated fats and trans fats.
Too much fat does increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. However, proper amount of fat has the function of protecting body organs. For example, when the body is hit, if there is fat around the organ as a soft cushion, it can reduce the damage to the organs by the impact. In addition, subcutaneous fat also has the effect of keeping warm and reducing body temperature loss.
Saturated fats are fats that are easy to accumulate in the human body. Most of them can be found in animals. For example, fats from pigs and cattle are a type of saturated fat. The molecular structure of saturated fat is very tight and tidy, like a brick wall. It is solid at room temperature and harder to decompose in the human body. Therefore, saturated fat is easier to accumulate in the human body, which is also the cause of increasing the risk of various diseases one.
(Molecular structure of saturated fat)
Unsaturated fats are fats that are not easy to accumulate in the human body. Most of them come from plant fats (or oils), such as vegetables, olive oil, canola oil, etc.... The molecular structure of unsaturated fats is looser than saturated fats, with tails Joints will appear, and the whole structure will be like a scaffold built crookedly, which is easy to disintegrate. It is liquid at room temperature and easily decomposed in the human body. Therefore, it is more difficult to accumulate in the human body, and it is not easy to make people obese.
(Molecular structure of unsaturated fat)
Trans fats are very similar to saturated fats. Although there are joints in the molecular arrangement, because there are two consecutive joints, the originally distorted tail will return to its original direction. Because it is similar to saturated fat, it also has the characteristics of being easy to accumulate in the body. Trans fats are more commonly found in processed foods, such as luncheon meats, intestines, etc. It is also more likely to cause cancer than saturated fat.
(Molecular structure of trans fat)
Is coconut oil really amazing?
In the past few years, coconut oil has been touted constantly, claiming to have countless benefits to the human body. But in fact, although coconut oil is a plant, its saturated fat content is surprisingly high. It can be seen from its solid state at room temperature. Coconut oil contains 80%-90% saturated fat.
Extended reading-Harvard University report: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/food-features/coconut-oil/
There is also a saying that the plant-based cholesterol in coconut oil can mimic the cholesterol in the blood and may prevent the absorption of cholesterol. However, if you only absorb a few teaspoons of coconut oil at a time, the plant-based cholesterol contained in it is not enough to affect the body; on the contrary, you absorb more saturated fat. Therefore, the consumption of coconut oil is really harmful to no benefit.
Weight loss pills
As the knowledge of Hong Kong people grows, it is common knowledge that weight loss drugs have side effects. Generally, weight loss drugs are used to reduce appetite or laxity so that the body absorbs less calories to achieve the effect of weight loss. But this often slows down the metabolism or affects mood. Therefore, if you want to lose weight, you can choose health products that accelerate your metabolism without affecting your appetite, promote intestinal health, and improve mood.
For example, health products containing natural ingredients such as vitamin B, Mediterranean citrus mixture, plant-based chitin, etc., can accelerate your metabolism and make your body consume more calories in daily life.