- Saturated Fats from animal sources (such as beef, pork and dairy)
- Trans Fats (especially dangerous)
Too much of a good thing:
- Too many Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids
- Essential Fatty Acids (Omega’3 & 6’s) in appropriate proportions*
- Saturated fats from some plant sources, such as MCT’s (medium chain triglycerides) in coconut.
- Mono- and Poly- unsaturated fats from plant sources, such as avocados, olives, canola, hemp and flax. However, they have their downsides too, so it is important to learn their limitations and how to use them without turning them into “bad” fat.
*The ratio should be between 1-4:1, Omega 6:Omega 3 (the range varies depending on who you ask…). We already get an over abundance of Omega 6’s from our Standard American Diet (SAD), so focus on increasing Omega 3’s as much as possible. Check out this chart to see how different fats rate on the 4:1 field.
Learn more about Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids.