Debunking the Myths Surrounding a High-Fat Diet

BY TEAM FOURTH FRONTIER DESK

There are many myths surrounding a high-fat diet. Swipe to debunk the myths surrounding a high-fat diet.

It depends on the source of the fat. In fact, a healthy fat that comes from nuts, eggs, fish, olive oil, etc., slows down digestion and helps you to feel full for a longer period.

High-fat diet leads to weight gain

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The fact is your body needs fat. Fat is a source of energy for your body. It plays a vital role in regulating hormones, body temperature, immune function, reproduction, nutrient absorption, etc.

You need not include fat in the diet

No, in fact, fat helps in insulin signaling. If you eat carbs paired with protein and/or fat can help to maintain the blood sugar level in the body.

Fat raises blood glucose

A high-fat diet can actually improve blood lipid profiles, including increasing HDL(good) cholesterol and reducing LDL(bad) cholesterol.

Fat raises cholesterol

Saturated fats, which are found in meat and dairy products, do not cause heart disease. (Source: The Johns Hopkins)

Fat causes heart disease

While a high-fat diet may initially cause fatigue and brain fog, this is usually temporary and can be overcome by giving your body time to adjust to the new way of eating.

High-fat diets will make you feel sluggish