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I hear a lot about good fat and bad fat. Is there really a difference?

This week's question was from Dan in Selma: I hear a lot about good fat and bad fat. Is there really a difference?

Jeff:

There is a difference. Good fats actually lower the bad cholesterol in your blood and help increase the good cholesterol. Mono unsaturated fats found in some nuts, avocados, and olive oil for example as well as polyunsaturated fats found in Salmon and fish oil are examples of good fats. Look on labels for the term Omega-3 fatty acids. Bad fats actually raise the bad cholesterol in your body. These are called saturated fats and are found mainly in animal products. Trans-fats are also bad and are found in many processed foods and fried foods. Make the choice to substitute the good fats for the bad fats in your diet.

Last Updated Friday, October 31, 2014 - 12:44 PM.
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