Animal and vegetable fats: differences

As with cholesterol, and unlike what many people think, the truth is that food fats they are fundamental for our organism and for our health; but like cholesterol, as long as they are consumed in moderation.

The truth is that fats help our body regulate its own temperature, protect our organs, serve as fuel (reserve), and also help us absorb those vitamins that are soluble in fat.

But just as according to their chemical structure fats can be classified into saturated and unsaturated fats, depending on their origin fats can also be divided into animal fats Y vegetable fats.

Differences between animal and vegetable fats

The animal fats are those that we obtain from the food coming from the animal, among which the most important are the lard, the tallow and the own fat of the chicken.

It is the type of fat, therefore, that we find in animal meats: chicken, pork, goats, cattle ... also in derived products, such as dairy products and eggs.

However, vegetable fat is that found in cereals, seeds, fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts.

Unlike vegetable fats, animal fat consumed in excess tends to clog our arteries of cholesterol, causing an increase in cholesterol and triglycerides, and also causes the blood to thicken, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease to form clots and thrombi in the blood.

Therefore, the key is knowing how to choose what foods we consume daily to know what fat we are contributing to our body. Thus, for example, while it is true that animal fats consumed in a timely manner several times a week does not pose a health risk, we must above all increase the consumption of foods rich in vegetable fats.

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