Not all fat is bad – some are “Essential”

Types of fat

The main types of fat found in food are saturated fats and unsaturated fats. Most fats and oils contain both saturated and unsaturated fats in different proportions.  As part of a healthy diet, it is generally agreed that we should try to cut down on foods and drinks high in saturated fats and trans fats and replace some of them with unsaturated fats. However, frequently eating more energy than you need, whether it’s from fat, carbohydrate or protein, increases your risk of becoming overweight or obese, which can increase your cholesterol. Continue reading “Not all fat is bad – some are “Essential””

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