Summary of article "The FAT Truth" in Consumer Magazine.
Fat helps the body to absorb vitamin A, D, E and K. Fat provides essential fatty acids to control blood clot and inflammation.
Monounsaturated fats: found in vegetable oils (olive, peanut, avocdo, canola) and nuts (cashew, almond, peanuts). Lower LDL (bad cholesterol).
Polyunsaturated fats: found in vegetable oils (corn, sunflower, soybeans, safflower) and nuts (walnut). Lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol).
Omega 3 fats: found in fish (salmon,tuna, mackerel, sardine, trout). Reduce blood clotting and lower risk of blockage, heart attack, stroke.
Trans fat: food manufacturers use a process to turn liquid fat into trans fat, to increase the shelf life of food. Increase LDL and lower HDL.
Best type of fat: monounsaturatedm, omega 3.
Worse type: trans fat.
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