ARE ALL FATS BAD FOR YOU?
No - in fact some fats, such as those found in oily fish, are
good for brain function and keeping your heart healthy.
What about Saturated fats?
These are generally considered to be ?bad? fats. Too much
saturated fat can increase the amount of bad cholesterol in the
blood, raising the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Watch your intake of butter, lard, red meat, milk and cheese.
Coconut and palm oil are also high in saturated fat.
Are unsaturated fats better?
Yes ? polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats lower bad blood
cholesterol levels when eaten instead of saturated fat, and
therefore help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Monounsaturates come mostly from vegetable sources ? olive,
rapeseed and groundnut oils, avocados and nuts. Polyunsaturates can
be found in oily fish, seeds, and grain and nut oils.