First fat in food was bad and now it is good for you. Struggling to get to grips with which fats you should be eating and which you shouldn’t? Follow our easy guide to see which good fast you should be eating.
It’s nothing but good news when it comes to polyunsaturated fats, these are the good fats you should be eating every day. Found mostly in plant-based foods, evidence strongly points to improved blood cholesterol levels and a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.
Eat these fats as often you can to achieve optimum benefits. Vegetable oils, fatty fish such as salmon, nuts and seeds, all contain this good fat.
Good unsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature, while bad unsaturated fats, like butter or lard, are solid. For a healthier option, simply replace bad unsaturated fats with a healthier option – stop frying food in butter and use vegetable or olive oil instead.
Monounsaturated fats raise HDL (good cholesterol) and lower LDL. Canola oil, olive oil, peanut oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados are all good sources, so eat up!
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
In the world of good fats, omega-3s are the best! They fight inflammation, help control blood clotting, and lower blood pressure. Fatty fish like tuna, salmon, mackerel, and sardines are good sources.
Vegetable sources include soy, walnuts, and some vegetable oils.
DISCLAIMER: Before starting any diet, you should speak to your doctor. You must not rely on the information on this website/newsletter as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.