Nutrition: Fats Chapter 7
- What are Fats? (VIDEO)
- Facing the Fats
- Not all Fats are Equal
- Fiber & Lowering Cholesterol (VIDEO)
- Two Sources of Cholesterol: You Eat It & You Make It
- "Good" Fats: Unsaturated & Omega-3 (VIDEO)
- Saturated Fat & Its Effects (VIDEO)
- Fats in Nature: Good Fats & Bad Fats
- "Good" Fats: The Big Omega's!
- Trans Fats (VIDEO)
- Trans Fats: Plaque Attack
- Building a Body with Fat
- Your Brain is Built on Fat
- When Fats Take Revenge
- Reading Your Fats is Not So Tough
Saturated Fat & Its Effects
Just like cholesterol can be divided into “good” and “bad” varieties, the rest of the fats family can be too. Dietary fats can be classified into two categories: saturated (the “bad” fats) and unsaturated (the “good” fats). Saturated fats are “bad” because they raise LDL (“bad” cholesterol) levels, which can cause plaque deposits to form on the walls of arteries, and increase the risk of diabetes, heart attacks and stroke. Among the most common dietary sources of saturated fats are fatty meats and dairy products.
What are Fats?Fats. When you read that word, is “health” the first thing that pops into your head?
Fiber & Lowering CholesterolTake steps towards better health exploring why a diet rich in soluble fiber is a great way to help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol.
Good Fats: Unsaturated & Omega-3Not all fats need to be avoided. Unsaturated and Omega-3 fats are actually an important party of a healthy diet!
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Saturated Fat & Its EffectsJust like cholesterol can be divided into “good” and “bad” varieties, the rest of the fats family can be too.
Trans FatsTrans fats are artificially modified vegetable oils that have been widely used in fried and processed foods.
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