Here we are going to know about Good
Fat and Bad Fats.
Being a mom is a great responsibility to
introduce healthy eating habits to the
There’s tons of information about
healthy nutrition on the Internet.
The problem is that the majority of it is
contradictory, and even misleading.
The oils are not an exception.
We hear a lot about bad and good fat fats
and their correlation with cholesterol
and other diseases
Types Of Fats
Fat-containing fatty acids with only
single bonds are called saturated,
and fat-containing fatty acids with
double bonds – unsaturated.
fatty acids with more than one double
bond are called polyunsaturated fats.
which naturally are liquid at room
Meat products contain both saturated
and unsaturated fats.
The first thing you need to know is that
that is found in food are ‘good consumed
cold and in moderate amounts.
Simply speaking, ‘bad fats’ are fats that
are transformed during cooking and
Heating is, in particular, bad for
such as vegetable oils,
which are more prone to transformation
than saturated fats.
The more unsaturated bonds fatty acid
has the more it gets transformed the
more harmful it is.
Based on this, animal and vegetable-
based saturated fats, coconut oil,
in particular, are considered to be the
best option for cooking.
Olive oil that is high in mono
fatty acids is an alternative to saturated
Vegetable oils that contain a high amount
of polyunsaturated fats,
such as sunflower and flaxseed oil, are
only healthy if consumed cold.
Conveniently, an amount of saturated
and unsaturated fats are often printed on
The manufacturing of vegetable oils
and full or partial hydrogenation als
Pressing can be chemical and
Mechanically pressed oils are healthier
since they do not contain harmful
chemicals that are left in small amounts
after the chemical process.
The chemical hydrogenation which is
meant for increasing product shelf life
converts liquid vegetable oils into solid
or semi-solid fats, called trans fats.
Trans fats can be naturally found in
small amounts of animal products have
including human milk.
Artificial trans fats, that are found in
margarine and mayonnaise
have proved to have huge negative
effects on health.
Trans Fats And Cholesterol
It has been proven that trans fats heavily
contribute to an elevated risk of
coronary heart disease (CHD).
The reason being, trans fat is a type of
that behaves like saturated fat because of
its chemical structure.
It increases the “bad” (LDL) cholesterol,
while also lowering the “good” (HDL)
cholesterol in the blood,
increasing the risk of heart disease.
The studies have proved that replacing
trans fat with non-hydrogenated
and/or natural saturated fat reduces the
risk of coronary heart disease by half.