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“Good” and “Bad” Fats

“Good” and “Bad” Fats

There’s been a lot of hype about dietary fat in recent years.  And the hype keeps changing:  First, we were supposed to avoid fat.  Then carbs were the enemy, and fat was OK.  Now we hear that some fats are OK, and some aren’t.  Confused?

A recent study that reveals it’s the type of fat you eat — rather than the total amount — that matters most (Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2004;13:22).

Minimize the “bad” fats:

Bad Fat No. 1:  Trans Fatty Acids
Bad Fat No. 2:  Saturated Fatty Acids
Bad Fat No. 3:  Fried Fats

Maximize the “good” fats:

Good Fat No. 1:  Monounsaturated Fatty Acids
Good Fat No. 2:  Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

Just as the consumption of a variety of foods is more likely to provide essential nutrients and other biologically beneficial components, the consumption of fat from various foods including fish, nuts, seeds, plant oils and fruits should be encouraged.  These and other dietary guidelines, combined with regular physical activity, moderate alcohol consumption and abstinence from smoking, remain the underpinnings of a healthy lifestyle.  (Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2004;13:22.)Dr. Barbara Smith
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