Fats in foods are not all bad, learn which ones are good for you below and click on to read which foods have the healthiest fats.
Different types of fat
Unsaturated: These are the healthy, natural oils found in plants, nuts and seeds, and seafood like salmon. They are generally liquid at room temperature and have been shown to have a positive impact on cardiovascular health.
Saturated: Found in meats, butter, and palm oil, saturated fats are solid at room temperature and have been deemed unhealthy for a long time. More recently, however, certain types of natural plant-based saturated fats have been considered far healthier that others, such as coconut oil.
Trans: These are liquid fats artificially made solid through hydrogenation. You’ll find trans fats in fried foods, baked goods, and processed snack foods. These fats have been shown to wreck havoc on our cholesterol, heart health and waist-lines.
Text: The Australian Women’s Weekly / Additional Reporting: Sean Tan