Heart Healthy Fats Decrease Your Risk of Developing Heart Disease
Follow a diet high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and strictly limit saturated fat intake. Saturated fat leads to elevated cholesterol levels while monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats decrease your risk of developing heart disease.
Sources of monounsaturated fats - olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil, avocadoes, peanut butter, nuts, and seeds.
Sources of polyunsaturated fats - soybean oil, corn oil, safflower oil, salmon, mackerel, herring, trout, nuts, and seeds.
Sources of saturated fat - meat, milk, cheese, ice cream, butter, lard, shortening, hydrogenated vegetable fat, palm oil, and coconut oil.
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