Along with sugar and salt, we vilified fat in the past, but times are changing and whilst we thought fat was a villain, we are now finding that fat is not the real issue.

Three types of fat

We need to consume fats in our diets. Some of these fats are ‘good’ fats and others were thought to be ‘bad’ fats. There are three main types of Fats: Saturated, Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated. Saturated fats are usually solid at room temperature, think Lard. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are usually liquid, think oils. Food that contains fats, will always contain all three types.

What’s in my steak?

People think of steak as full of saturated fats. Let’s take one of our fillet steaks, around 71% is water. This is why your steak shrinks as you cook it. 21% is protein great for bodybuilding! 1 % is minerals, 7% is fats, of which 2% is saturated-fat. Making saturated-fat less than 1% of your steak! Now com