Health Tip of the week – The Good Fats

Are you eating enough fat? The good fat that is…

Unsaturated fat is a type of fat found in the foods you eat. Unsaturated fats also provides omega-3 and -6 fatty acids.

There are two main types of unsaturated fats:

  1. monounsaturated fat, which can be found in:
    • avocados
    • nuts and seeds (like cashews, pecans, almonds and peanuts)
    • vegetable oils (like canola, olive, peanut, safflower, sesame and sunflower)

     

  2. polyunsaturated fat, which can be found in:
    • fatty fish (like herring, mackerel, salmon, trout and smelt)
    • fish oils
    • nuts and seeds (like cashews, pecans, almonds and peanuts)
    • vegetable oils ( flaxseed, soybean and sunflower)

    Replacing saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fats has been shown to help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

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