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Major Fat Sources from Foods | Functional Medicine, Functional Nutrition, Nutrition Consultancy, Advanced Laboratory Testing, Corporate Health Plans.

Major Fat Sources from Foods

Are fats good or bad for us? Many reading this post may still be confused or have a little fear around the big bad world of fats !  The fact is, the low fat diet craze was based on very flimsy science. The famous pieces of research such as the Los Angeles Veterans trial, the Seven Countries study , the Farmington Heart study had many faults from methodological problems to overlooked results!

Our bodies need fat! We are healthiest when we are getting adequate amounts of the right fats , and this includes saturated fats. Of course we must take into consideration all the other essential nutrients and minerals we may obtain from phytonutrients, maco-nutrients.

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If someone is advising you to go low-fat, question what they are basing this on


A healthy diet is down to an individuals needs , goals,  and genes. Below I have outlined the differences between saturated fats and unsaturated fats!

Saturated Fats

Saturated Fats are those fats that are solid at room temperature.Food sources: cocoa butter, dairy, eggs, palm oil, coconut oil/  butter, meats

Unsaturated Fats:

Monounsaturated Fats. Food sources: olive oil, lard, chicken fat, duck fat

Polyunsaturated “Omega 6’s” Fats

“Polyunsaturated fats are the least stable and are easily oxidised by heat and sunlight, i.e.they are the most pro-inflammatory of the fats [not good!]. Food sources veg: corn, cottonseed, canola, safflower, peanut, rapeseed

Polyunsaturated “Omega 3’s” FatsFood sources: Omega 3s – fish and flax

Chemical Processed Oils

  • Hydrogenated oils [trans fats]