Saturated fats are fats, the molecules of which are supersaturated with hydrogen. The main difference between saturated fats and unsaturated fats is that the former remain solid at normal temperature. The saturated fats include:
Saturated fats are the simplest in structure and most harmful to health. Saturated fats have the property of uniting in blood with acids and forming fat compounds of a spherical shape. In addition, they are easily deposited in fat cells and cause narrowing of the artery lumen. And this is fraught with such unpleasant diseases as stroke, heart attack and others. If you follow diets and try to get rid of excess weight, then the intake of saturated fats can be disastrous for you. After all, they take a solid state within your body, slow down the process of metabolism, do not allow burning unnecessary calories. Daily intake of saturated fat leads to diseases of the cardiovascular system, obesity and all related problems. It is recommended for health not to exceed the percentage of saturated fat more than 7% of all calories consumed.
Foods containing saturated fats
Of course, dairy and meat products are extremely important for the human body, however, it is better to give preference to foods that do not have such an abundant amount of saturated fat.
Not every fat is harmful to the body and human health, some fats even strengthen it, fight with excessive weight. Not only a bodybuilder, but every person should consume vegetable oils, at least 2 g Omega-3, fish oil and others. Remember that in the diet of a healthy person there is at least 10% of fat from the total number of consumed products.