Fats

What are fats?

Fats give the body energy and helps the cells grow.

Types of fats
  • Saturated fat
  • Monounsaturated fat
  • Polyunsaturated fat

Saturated Fats

What are saturated fats?

Saturated fats are “bad” fats. It can increase your cholesterol. Too much cholesterol can make your heart work harder.

What are foods high in saturated fat?
  • Fatty red meat
  • Fried foods
  • Whole milk
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Bacon

Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated Fats

What are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats?

Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are “good” fats. They help bring down cholesterol.

What are foods high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats?
  • Canola oil
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado
  • Salmon
  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  1. Types of Fat. Harvard School of Public Health. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/fats-and-cholesterol/types-of-fat/. Accessed December 1, 2020.
  2. Dietary Fats. heart.org. https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/fats/dietary-fats. Accessed December 1, 2020.