We know that greasy burgers and fries are no health food. But in this 2 minute ABC news clip from food coach Lori Corbin, you can actually see how all that saturated fat affects the bloodstream. In realtime.
The fat globules clog the blood vessels, making it harder for the heart to pump blood. But the buildup also has cognitive side effects- look for the rats swimming through a maze towards the end of the video.
Reminder: not all fats are created equally. Fat is an essential part of our diet. You just need to choose the healthy type that is commonly founds in nuts and seeds, avocados, and fish.