Despite all the bad things you hear about fat ,it is still  a necessary part of a healthy eating plan. It supplies your body with energy and essential fatty acids (EFA). Fat from your diet also helps you to absorb vitamins such as A, D,E and K. Fats help maintain healthy skin and provide your body with certain Vitamins.
                   A moderate amount of fat means no more than 25-35 percent of your total daily calories come from fat.Reducing saturated fat to 10 percent of total calories will slow the development of heart disease ,reduce your cancer risk and improve your overall diet.No more than 10 percent of total calories should come from polyunsaturated fats.
                 Eating food with lots of saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol can raise the LDL (or bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels in your blood.Having high levels of LDL (bad cholesterol)
triglycerides puts you at greater risk for heart disease. Trans fats also increase your risk for heart disease because they lower HDL, (or good cholesterol) . A high level of HDL cholesterol in your blood helps to protect your heart.

Review the chart to see lists of foods with fats that can protect your heart and those foods with fats to avoid.


References :- Healthwise Handbook ,American dietetic Association

1 Comment:

  1. Tiffany Youngren said...
    Great post! We eat tons of "good fat" - very helpful chart. We also just started taking a Vegetarian Omega 3 6 7 9, which is very handy and helpful.

    Great blog!

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