Macro-Nutrients – Fats

The Nutrients – Fats derived from Plants-Animals sources are Dietary Fats. These provide our body with energy and promote good health. Fats are classified as Saturated, Un-Saturated & Trans fats.

Before I go on to list different types of Fats in the Body, please note that Bio-Chemicals (Fatty-Acids) that you keep hearing all the time (Butyric Acid, Lauric Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid….) are nothing but just ‘The Chemical Variations or Isomers’ of the Three Types of fats Listed Below. Please note that Both, Saturated & Un-Saturated Fats are Necessary for The Human Body!

Saturated Fats: These are solid at room temperature and are mostly found in animal foods such as Milk and Cheese. Also, these are found in Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Butters, Margarine etc. Out of Saturated & Un-Saturated Fats, Calories from Saturated Fats should form just a small percentage of the Daily Intake of Calories.

A-2 Ghee (Clarified Butter) made from A-2 Milk is the best Ghee – Fats for Human Consumption.

Un-saturated Fats: This is Liquid at Room Temperature and is found mostly in Oils from Plants (Vegetable Oils, Nuts & Seeds). These could be Mono or Poly Un-Saturated Fats. Unsaturated fats are beneficial ‘To Maintain Blood Cholesterol Levels’, ‘Reduce Inflammation’, ‘Pacify Heart Palpitations’,

  • Mono-Unsaturated Fats: Found in Nuts (Almonds, Hazelnuts), Avocado & Vegetable Oils (Olive, Canola (Also has Poly-Unsaturated fats in good amounts), Peanut Oils), Seeds (Pumpkin Seeds, Black Sesame Seeds…).
  • Poly-Unsaturated Fats: Mainly in Vegetable Oils such as Sesame (Poly-Unsaturated fats are as high as 40+ %), Sunflower, Flaxseed, Walnuts & Corn Oils; is the Main Fat Content of Seafood. These are of following two types:
  1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Such as Docosahexaenoic Acid – DHA; Eicosapentaenoic Acid – EPA): Found in Flaxseed, Canola Oil, Walnuts. Also found in Fishes & Oysters. Omega-3 Fatty Acids help reduce Inflammation, and are found in few Plant Seeds such as Mustard Seeds & Black Sesame Seeds. These are not made in our body and must be consumed through our Diet.
  2. Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Such as Linoleic Acid, Gamma-Linolenic Acid…): Mostly fond in Liquid Vegetable Oils such as Corn Oil, and Safflower Oil.                                   Omega-6 Fatty Acids play important role in Growth of Body, Brain-Neurological Functions, Skin-Hair growth, Good Bone health, Good Metabolic & Reproductive System. An example of good source is Black Current Seeds (काली किशमिश के बीज).

From the foregoing, my serious opinion would be to have A-2 Ghee & Black Sesame Seeds Oil in Sensible Amounts on Daily Basis!

Mustard Oil: 60% monounsaturated fatty acids, 21% polyunsaturated fats, 12% saturated fats…

Sesame Oil: Again this is comparatively high in Unsaturated Fats.

Trans Fats: Fats whose properties has been changed by Chemical Processing-Hydrogenation. The Process makes fats harder at room temperature, increases shelf life and found in stuff such as: Processed Foods, Snacks, Cookies, Salad Dressings… Obviously these are NOT GOOD for Human Consumption, and raise bad cholesterol (LDL-VLDL => High Blood Pressure => Insulin Resistance => Diabetes) in the body, Increase Pitta (Inflammation-Heart Ailments and much more…) and many more Chronic Ailments.

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