Category: fats

Which Fats Are Best?

The data are stronger for polyunsaturated fats, not just the omega-3 fats in fish oil but the omega-6 fats in soybean and other oils, than for the monos in olive oil and canola oil. And polyunsaturated fat lower LDL more than...

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Pick the Right Fats

Considerable research shows that if saturated fat is replaced with unsaturated fats, the risk of heart disease does go down. The latest dietary guidelines from the government recommend adults get 20 to 35 percent o total...

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Fats for a Healthy Heart

Fatty fish rich in omega 3-fatty acids (omega-3 fats are polyunsaturated fats) Salmon, herring, Lake trout, Lake Whitefish, mackerel, sardines, albacore tuna, anchovies) Nuts (especially walnuts, pistachios and almonds) Peanut...

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Fat Basics

Fatty foods have different chemical structures-and some do our bodies way more favors than others.  The main types to know: Trans fats:  These are the worst kind-aka “liquid plastic”-and they are being removed from...

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The Skinny on Fat

Eating fat doesn’t make you fat. It’s not even across-the-board bad for your health. That’s why the U.S. dietary guidelines don’t put a limit on the total amount of fat that should be in our diets....

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Low-Fat or No-Fat

The promise:  Proponents say these plans can prevent or ease heart disease, lower cholesterol levels, control blood pressure, and help you lose weight and keep it off. The truth:  Without some dietary fat, you can become...

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