Weʼre raising £90,000 to help fund a life changing operation…. PLEASE READ

Hey guys PLEASE READ THIS… my brother has a prosthetic leg and is needing to have a  life changing operation which involves having his second leg amputated and having permanent leg implants in both legs to massively increase his quality of life- having lived with such difficulty since he was born he is genuinely the strongest person I know and In order for him to have this operation we need to raise £90,000 for him to have the op and travel to Australia (the only place the surgeon operates). For more information and to donate please see the just giving page ! Any kind of donation will be so greatly appreciated guys! ALSO PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jamesbertrand 

I know this is not my usual post but my family are doing everything we can to raise awareness and help support my brother James through this time! Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read this, and like I said any kind of donation will be so greatly appreciated! xxxx

Healthy fats

It is sometimes assumed that if a food is high in fat then it’s no good for us… Well I’m here to tell you that that’s not always the case. Depending on their chemical structure, different fats are classified as either saturated, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated.

Monounsaturated fats

These fats can help reduce bad levels of cholesterol in the body’s blood, which can also help lower the risk of heart disease. They also contain nutrients that help maintain the body’s cells. You can find these fats in plant-based oils such as: olive oil. There are also monounsaturated fats in avocados, peanut butter and most other nuts and seeds.

Polyunsaturated fats

These fats have similar health benefits to monounsaturated fats. However, these fats also provide essential fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6. These are extremely valuable. As well as lowering the risk of heart disease, these fatty acids also help regulate blood pressure. They can be found in oily fish such as: salmon, mackerel and trout. They can also be found in flaxseed, sunflower seeds, soya beans and tofu.

Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated are the good fats that we need to help maintain a healthy functioning body… The saturated fat is the fat you want to limit yourself to. A diet high in saturated fat can increase levels of bad cholesterol. Foods high in saturated fat are: fatty meats, milk, cheese and cream.

The good news is the foods that contain the good fats, are more tasty anyway!