Doughnut Eat Bad Fats
Nutrition Unit: Types of fats
What are Healthy Fats?
Monounsaturated Fat: Oils rich in monounsaturated fats also contribute vitamin E to the diet, an antioxidant vitamin most Americans need more of.
- heart attack
- narrowed arteries (atherosclerosis)
Trans Fat: Consuming a diet high in trans fats can lead to high cholesterol levels in the blood, which can cause health conditions such as heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.
Which foods are high in polyunsaturated fats?
- soybean oil,
- corn oil and
- sunflower oil, as well as
- fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring and trout.
Which foods contain monounsaturated fats?
- olive oil,
- canola oil,
- peanut oil,
- safflower oil and
- sesame oil.
What foods contain saturated/trans fats?
- fatty beef,
- poultry with skin,
- beef fat (tallow),
- lard and cream,
- cheese and
- other dairy products made from whole or reduced-fat (2 percent) milk.
How do trans fats affect my health?
(American Heart Association).