Oil have unique blends of fats that offers health benefits for healthy people at risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
Not all fats are created equal
Everyone needs good fats
How to get right fats in your diet
Some fats are good for you, some are not. Your body needs gat to provide energy and help you absorb fat-soluable vitamins. Certain fats suchs as omega-3 and omega-6 fats are essesntial for good nutrition and must be consumed as part of a healthy diet. It is important to choose fats wisely because some fats are healthier for you than othes.
Health Canada advises "for good health, include a small amount (2- tbps / 30-45 mL) on unsaturated fat and limit the amount of saturated and trans fat in your day."
In keeping with these recommendations, some oils are high in omega-3 fats while others not so much. This must be also be consumed in your diet and helps protect against heart attacks and strokes.
Trans fat free. This raises bad LDL cholesterol and lowers good HDL cholesterol.
High in monounsaturated fat, which may reduce the rsk of coronary heart disease by lowering bad LDL cholesterol in the blood and helping control blood glucose.
A sourse of omega-6 fats, which much be consumed in your diet and is important for the brain and essential for the growth and development of infants.
- keeping total fat intake between 20 and 35 % of calories
- choosing monounsaturated fat from such sources as nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils
- increasing omega-3 fat from sources such as salmon, lake trout, walnuts, etc.
- consuming 10% or less calories from saturated fat per day
- avoiding trans fats
- avoiding dietary fats that increase cholesterol
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