Nutrition: Fats Chapter 7


Saturated Fat & Its Effects


Just like cholesterol can be divided into “good” and “bad” varieties, the rest of the fats family can be too. Dietary fats can be classified into two categories: saturated (the “bad” fats) and unsaturated (the “good” fats). Saturated fats are “bad” because they raise LDL (“bad” cholesterol) levels, which can cause plaque deposits to form on the walls of arteries, and increase the risk of diabetes, heart attacks and stroke. Among the most common dietary sources of saturated fats are fatty meats and dairy products.


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CHAPTER 1

What are Fats?

Fats. When you read that word, is “health” the first thing that pops into your head?
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CHAPTER 4

Fiber & Lowering Cholesterol

Take steps towards better health exploring why a diet rich in soluble fiber is a great way to help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol.
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CHAPTER 6

Good Fats: Unsaturated & Omega-3

Not all fats need to be avoided. Unsaturated and Omega-3 fats are actually an important party of a healthy diet!
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Saturated Fat & Its Effects

Just like cholesterol can be divided into “good” and “bad” varieties, the rest of the fats family can be too.
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CHAPTER 10

Trans Fats

Trans fats are artificially modified vegetable oils that have been widely used in fried and processed foods.
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