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Nutrition Unit: Types of fats

What are Healthy Fats?

Polyunsaturated Fat: Helps reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood which can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Also provides nutrients to help develop and maintain your body’s cells.

Monounsaturated Fat: Oils rich in monounsaturated fats also contribute vitamin E to the diet, an antioxidant vitamin most Americans need more of.

Bad Fats

Saturated Fats: Eating a lot of saturated fat can increase the cholesterol in your blood. High levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease, which includes:

- heart attack

- narrowed arteries (atherosclerosis)

- angina

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.
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What foods contain saturated/trans fats?

  • fatty beef,
  • lamb,
  • pork,
  • poultry with skin,
  • beef fat (tallow),
  • lard and cream,
  • butter,
  • cheese and
  • other dairy products made from whole or reduced-fat (2 percent) milk.
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How do trans fats affect my health?

"Trans fats raise your bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and lower your good (HDL) cholesterol levels. Eating trans fats increases your risk of developing heart disease and stroke. It’s also associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes"

(American Heart Association).