Originally posted on http://blog.amplemeal.com/2017/08/good-fat-bad-fat/.

What you’ll learn:

  • The four types of fat, and what they do for you
    • Saturated fats
    • Monounsaturated fats
    • Polyunsaturated fats
    • Trans fats
  • What foods are good fat sources
  • A sample meal plan with a healthy balance of fat

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“Hey guys! I’d love to try Ample, but I was looking at the nutrition facts and I’m a little confused. Why are there so many grams of fat in each bottle? It seems unhealthy.”

Great question. People have been debating the merits and detriments of fat for the last 65 years. Both sides produce what looks like good science. Now and then, a government recommendation emerges from the fray like some golden beacon of truth, only to collapse on itself a couple decades later.

The back-and-forth is kind of a bummer if you’re trying to figure out how to eat well.

Or maybe you already know that you need more fat than standard guidelines suggest, but you aren’t sure why, or what types to eat, or what “healthy fat” really means.

Wherever you’re coming from, it doesn’t help that when you turn to Google for your own research, things like this tend to pop up: [source]

Good Lord.

There won’t be any more biochemistry flowcharts in this article…

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