Fat: The Good, Bad And The Ugly Sides

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We heard that fat is bad; so we try to consciously avoid all kinds of fat in the foods we consume. But not all fat is bad. There are some healthy types too.

Your body needs the optimum amount of healthy fat too in order to carry out with its functions harmoniously.

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It is important to know about both the healthy fats and the dangerous ones too. Here are the details of all types of fat. Try to avoid the unhealthy ones and include the healthy types in your diet.


Monounsaturated Fat

It is available in avocados and olive oil. It is necessary for healthy metabolism.

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Omega-3 Fat

This type of fat is good for your brain. It also minimises the risk of Alzeimer's and heart disease too. It is available in fish like salmon and seeds like flaxseeds.


Saturated Fat

It is found in sources like meat and cheese. This type of fat is not too bad nor is it too good.


Polyunsaturated Fat

It is found in walnuts and canola oil. When you consume it in optimum amounts, it is good for health. It can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cholesterol issues.


Omega 6 Fatty Acids

Sources include sunflower oil and corn oil. Over consumption of this type of fat could cause inflammation and that could increase the risk of several other health issues.


Trans Fat

This type of fat could clog your arteries, affect your liver and also can directly contribute to heart disease. Margarine is one good example.

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Medium Chain Triglycerides

This type of fat is unhealthy as it could increase the risk of heart issues. It is found in palm oil.

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Story first published: Monday, January 9, 2017, 8:53 [IST]
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