Healthy and unhealthy fats: 3 surprising pros and cons of fats

A recent diet that is common among many people nowadays is depending on reducing the no. of fats in your food. It is called a low-fat diet.  

Most of the doctors are advising to decrease your foods that contain fats. Because these fats are assisting in gaining weight.

Gaining weight is an unwanted result.

Thus, you should follow a certain type of diet.

Despite there are many diets are disallowing eating fats, there are some healthy fats that do not affect your weight negatively.

You can consider these fats as a factor that helps you to lose weight.

What are healthy fats?

Healthy fats are also called the monounsaturated and fats. They do not add any extras to your weight.

Yet, there are people do not differentiate between them and the unhealthy fats.

Where can I find monounsaturated fats?

There are plenty of sources in which you can find healthy fats such as olive oil and nuts. In addition, you can find them in meat also.

There is a conducted study proved that the fats you may find in meat are not as well as the fats you find in the nuts and olive oil.

Thus, it is highly recommended to ignore the meat fats.

Figure out the upcoming list that contains plenty of foods that contain healthy fats:-

Olive oil: 73.1 grams

Almonds: 33.6 grams

Cashews: 27.3 grams

Peanuts: 24.7 grams

Pistachios: 24.2 grams

Olives: 15 grams

Pumpkin seeds: 13.1 grams

Pork: 10.7 grams

Avocados: 9.8 grams

Sunflower seeds: 9.5 grams

Eggs: 4 grams

The difference between healthy and unhealthy fats.

The unhealthy fats can be such as milk, organ meat, butter, and chocolates.

As you realized from the examples that most of the unhealthy fats are industrially operated such as dairy.

Not to mention, that this kind of fats is not favored due to its disadvantages.

Advantages of healthy fats:-

Before mentioning the benefits of healthy fats. You need to know where these fats are extracting from.

Mainly they are existing in some stuff such as olive oil and nuts.

These fats proved their ability to decrease your weight and to minimize the possibility of getting infected by some diseases.

1- Healthy fats help you losing weight

Monounsaturated fats contain a low amount of calories. As a result, they do not help in gaining weight.

In addition to helping in weight loss as long as the calories you burn is more than you eat.

For instance, there is a study that proves the importance of a monounsaturated fats diet. The study was on 124 who were overweighted.

These 124 persons did a healthy fats diet.

They lost a perfect pounds of weight in comparison with people who did a high-carb diet.

2- Monounsaturated fats can help in reducing the possibility of heart diseases

MUFAs ( monounsaturated fatty acids) have proven their perfect ability in reducing the potential of being infected by heart diseases.

Plenty of cholesterol in the blood can lead to serious heart diseases.

Fortunately, there is a study proved that MUFAs can decrease the amount of cholesterol in the blood.

Another study proved that unhealthy fats increase the quantity of cholesterol in the blood, unlike the MUFA who decrease it.

3- Monounsaturated fats could minimize cancer risks

There are some recent studies that operated recently prove that Monounsaturated fats can help in preventing being infected by certain kinds of cancer.

The first example is the prostate cancer which is very common among men especially the old ones.

Researches have been operated to test if is there a relationship between such type of cancer and healthy fats.

As expected, the more you eat of MUFAs the less you may get infected by such cancer.

The surprising second example is breast cancer.

It was totally surprised for the scientists when they discover that MUFAs diet reduces the possibility of breast cancer.

There was a study of 642 women who were eating a sort of MUFAs.

The scientists discovered that these women had the lowest rates of being infected by breast cancer.

Disadvantages of unhealthy fats:-

These fats are called also saturated fats.

They affect your health in many negative ways.

Some experts describe these fats as addictive products dut to your continuous need to eat these sort of foods.

They are found mainly in animals and dairies. I mean by animals, they are animal-based.

Here are some sources of unhealthy fats:-

fatty beef, pork, and lamb

dark chicken meat and poultry skin

high dairy foods (whole milk, butter, cheese, sour cream, ice cream)

tropical oils (coconut oil, palm oil, cocoa butter)


Here are some disadvantages of saturated fats:-

1- Increasing your susceptibility to getting infected by a heart disease

Eating unhealthy fats may infect you by heart disease.

Saturated fats are increasing the cholesterol in the blood which leads to boost your possibility to struck by a heart disease.

This disease can be on a shape of a heart attack. On a longterm, they can breed a dangerous problem or death.

2- Increase your susceptibility to cancer

Conducted research proved that eating saturated fats are increasing the possibility of being struck by some sorts of cancer.

You may get a prostate, colon or breast cancer.

As a result, your daily fats should not exceed 35% of calories in order to maintain a good health and body that free of cancer.

3- Boosting your weight

Eating unhealthy fats lead to gaining extra weight and being fat.

There was an animal study that proved eating saturated fats are increasing the weight even if you kept low total calories.

Thus, if you intending to do a weight loss system. You need to be far from fats especially the saturated ones.


There are some pros and cons of fats. If you decide to do a diet involves eating fats, you need to be careful due to its cons.

I highly recommend following with a doctor especially in such a diet.

Do not forget that there are two kinds of fats healthy fats and unhealthy fats. Healthy fats are also called the monounsaturated and fats.

They do not add any extras to your weight.

On the other hand, unhealthy fats are those which affect your health in many negative ways.

Advantages of healthy fats:-

  1. Healthy fats help you losing weight.
  2. Monounsaturated fats can help in reducing the possibility of heart diseases.
  3. Monounsaturated fats could minimize cancer risks.

Disadvantages of unhealthy fats:-

  1. Increasing your susceptibility to getting infected by heart disease.
  2. Increase your susceptibility to cancer.
  3. Boosting your weight.

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