What are the healthiest fats?

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asked Jan 22 in Other-Food Drink by figetse (500 points)
What are the healthiest fats?

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answered Jan 23 by Christeen (62,780 points)
The healthiest fats are Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats.

The healthiest type of fat to eat is Monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat.

The Monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat are the good types of fats which are good for your cholesterol, heart and overall health.

The bad fats are trans fat and saturated fats.

Good fats include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.

Trans fat, also called trans-unsaturated fatty acids or trans fatty acids, is a type of unsaturated fat that naturally occurs in small amounts in meat and milk fat.

Trans fats are made when food makers turn liquid oils into solid fats, like shortening or margarine.

Trans fats can be found in many fried, "fast" packaged, or processed foods, including: Anything fried and battered.

Foods that are high in saturated fat are.

Butter, ghee, suet, lard, coconut oil and palm oil.
Cakes.
Biscuits.
Fatty cuts of meat.
Sausages.
Bacon.
Cured meats like salami, chorizo and pancetta.
Cheese.

Saturated fat is a unhealthy dietary type of fat.

A saturated fat is a type of fat in which the fatty acid chains have all single bonds.

A fat known as a glyceride is made of two kinds of smaller molecules: a short glycerol backbone and fatty acids that each contain a long linear or branched chain of carbon atoms.

The saturated fat is one of the unhealthy fats, along with trans fat.

These unhealthy types of fats are most often solid at room temperature.

Foods like butter, palm and coconut oils, cheese, and red meat have high amounts of saturated fat.

Foods that are high in saturated fat include.

Butter, ghee, suet, lard, coconut oil and palm oil.
Cakes.
Biscuits.
Fatty cuts of meat.
Sausages.
Bacon.
Cured meats like salami, chorizo and pancetta.
Cheese.

All fats are made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen molecules.

Saturated fats are saturated with hydrogen molecules and contain only single bonds between carbon molecules.

On the other hand, unsaturated fats have at least one double bond between carbon molecules.

Your body needs healthy fats for energy and other functions.

But consuming too much saturated fat can cause cholesterol to build up in your arteries (blood vessels).

Saturated fats raise your LDL (bad) cholesterol. High LDL cholesterol increases your risk for heart disease and stroke.

Our body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, but high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease.

With high cholesterol, you can develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels.

Eventually, these deposits grow, making it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries.

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