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Fat is a type of nutrient. You need some fat in your diet but not too much. Fats give you energy and help your body absorb vitamins. Dietary fat also plays a major role in your cholesterol levels.

But not all fats are the same. You should try to avoid

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  1. Dietary Fats (National Library of Medicine)  
    Fat is a type of nutrient. You need some fat in your diet but not too much. Fats give you energy and help your body absorb vitamins. Dietary fat also plays ...
  2. Polyunsaturated Fats and Monounsaturated Fats (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Favorites Delicious Digg Google Bookmarks Polyunsaturated Fats and Monounsaturated Fats Most of the fat that you eat should ... How do I control my polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat intake? In general, nuts, vegetable oils, and fish ...
  3. Fats Video (American Diabetes Association)  
    ... High-fat meat and poultry skin Healthy Fats Monounsaturated Fat Monounsaturated fats are called "good or healthy" fats because they can lower your bad (LDL) cholesterol. Sources of monounsaturated fat include: Avocado Canola oil Nuts like almonds, cashews, ...
  4. What Are the Types of Fat? (Department of Veterans Affairs) - PDF  
    ... fats. The four major types of fats are: • Monounsaturated fats • Polyunsaturated fats • Saturated fats • Trans fats Monounsaturated and ... 3 www.move.va.gov Healthy Dietary Fats Monounsaturated Fat Polyunsaturated Fat Olive oil Soybean oil Canola oil ...
  5. Your Guide to Lowering Cholesterol with TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) - PDF  
    ... and polyunsaturated fats help lower blood cholesterol levels. Monounsaturated fat is found in greatest amounts in foods from ... Carbohydrates, % calories Total fat, % calories Saturated fat, % calories Monounsaturated fat, % calories Polyunsaturated fat, % calories Protein, % calories 2,523 ...
  6. ... temperature. There are two types of unsaturated fats: Monounsaturated fats are found in high concentrations in olive, peanut, ... seeds, and fish; canola oil, though higher in monounsaturated fat, is also a good source of polyunsaturated fat. ...
  7. Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease (National Kidney Foundation) - PDF  
    ... fat 10 g, saturated fat 1.7 g, monounsaturated fat 4.5 g, polyunsaturated fat 0.53 g, ... 1.8 g, saturated fat 0.2 g, monounsaturated fat 0.3 g, polyunsaturated fat 0.8 g, ...
  8. Dietary Fat and Cholesterol (Children's Hospital Boston)  
    ... main types of fat found in food are monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, saturated fat, and trans fat. Most ... balance (or amounts) of these types of fats. Monounsaturated fat is a "heart healthy" type of fat. Research ...
  9. Know Your Fats (American Heart Association)  
    ... Replacement of saturated fat and trans fat with monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat might help lower LDL cholesterol ... most fats coming from sources of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, such as fish, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils). ...
  10. Frequently Asked Questions about "Better" Fats (American Heart Association)  
    ... Fats 101 Saturated Fats Trans Fats Polyunsaturated Fats Monounsaturated Fats Trans Fat Conference A History of Trans Fat ... or polyunsaturated? There is not sufficient evidence that monounsaturated fat is better than polyunsaturated fat, or vice versa, ...
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