Note: I'm only using the term "super scary" because I'm hilarious. Poultry and fish and leeeaaann beefs do not contain a lot of saturated fats. Think about fatty meats (sirloin) and butter, heavy cream, 2% milk. As always, everything in moderation! Basically, you should think, "how active is my protein source" before buying. Cows (not very by FDA/USA standards) to fish (very, very active). The more active your protein is, the fewer bad fats it will have. This is a statement I just thought of, well, because I'm a genius.
Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) are nothing to be scared of. Look, I will draw you one: C6H12O2 (caproic acid)
Lauric acid: C12H24O2
Your body breaks down and utilizes the animal vs plant saturated fats in two different manners.
Animals saturated fats (baaad)
- animal fat (mostly saturated) is solid at room temperature
- long chain fatty acid=stored in your arteries for blockage
Plant saturated fats (good)
- Medium chain, broken down and used for energy
- also supports immune system
- also found in nuts, seeds (pecans, macadamia, etc)
Coconut milk is praised by many cultures for its healthy, healing values. You can research it yourself, as there is a laundry list of "pluses" on the coconut side.
If you have any questions, please ask. I like information session blogs. I think the next topic should be strength training and why EVERYONE NEEDS IT!! That would be Anna's info session/area of expertise!
Have a coconutty day!