For many years, fats have not had a good reputation and have been seen as an ingredient to be avoided. Consumption of fats was associated with getting extra kilograms and cardiovascular diseases. Meanwhile, along with protein and carbohydrates, they are an indispensable element of a properly balanced diet. However, it is worth learning which fats are healthy and which should be avoided.
Healthy fats are primarily monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They differ from harmful saturated fats by the presence of double bonds in the carbon chain. They come mainly from nuts, seeds, fruits (avocado), vegetables (olives) and fish. Some of them are considered necessary to maintain the proper functions of the body, and since they cannot be synthesized by humans, they are referred to as Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs).
Healthy fats have many important functions in the body. They are used to build cell membranes, condition the functioning of the nervous system and proper vision, affect the condition of the skin. In addition, they exhibit anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant and anti-cancer properties. By acting on the level of leptin, they may also facilitate slimming.
Our assortment includes a wide range of products being a source of healthy fats recommended by dieticians. We recommend high-quality kinds of butter made of various types of nuts, cooking sprays, high-quality coconut oil and MCT oils.