There are current buzz on the roles of including fats in our diet in order to cure wrinkles. But which type of fat is it? Can all types of fat achieve this?
As we all know, fats (in general) also plays essential functions in our body as for balancing the hormones, insulating the body and nerve cells, lubricating the joints and keeping skin and arteries supple. There are two main types of fats – SATURATED and UNSATURATED. It is on these two types of fat that the world of diet and nutrition mostly surrounds.
Saturated fats are often called the natural fats. These are the fat that easily hardens when refrigerated or when in cold environment. These fats are found on meat and dairy products. They are commonly associated with increase in cholesterol. However, there are current new researches that emphasizes on the importance of saturated fats in anti-aging. It has been said that those people who actually include foods rich in saturated fats in their diet are less likely to develop premature aging, thus can cure wrinkles.
Unsaturated fats, on the other hand, are the type of fat that remain liquid even at cold temperatures. They are known to be good for the body because they are from plants and could not cause a raise in cholesterol unlike saturated fats. But for everybody’s information, there are three kinds of unsaturated fats – monounsaturated, trans-fat and polyunsaturated.
Polyunsaturated fats are the healthiest kinds which can are derived from soybeans, tree nuts and peanuts. But excessive consumption of these fats is still considered not good because it may result to unbalanced level of Omega-3 and Omega-6 in our body. Trans-fat, on the contrary, are the kinds of fat that we must avoid because they tend to increase bad cholesterols and decrease the good cholesterols. These are the so-called “man-made fats” which we can get mostly from preserved foods.
In conclusion, all fats have an effect in giving us a healthier skin and help us cure wrinkles. However, we must consume them in moderation and only up to a certain level where our general health would be forgone.