Types of Fats; what’s good for you…


What type of fat are you eating?   Polyunsaturated, Monounsaturated, Saturated, or Transfat?


What’s great about Fat?  Fat gives food it’s texture and flavor.  And feeds your nerves for calmness.


FACT: FAT DOES NOT make you FAT just keep track of your portions.  You need fat for a healthy body and nervous system.


Types of Fat – Which ones are good for you?


Saturated Fat (Mostly in Animal foods) (Limit as much as possible)

Whole Milk, Tropical Oils, Chicken Skin, Heavily marbled meats, Sausage, Pastries, Pies, Bakery items, Coconut Oil, Cold Cuts, hot dogs, bacon, butter and dairy


Monounsaturated (Healthy) 

Olive Oil, Canola oil, Peanut oil and Peanut butter, Olives, Avocados, Almonds, Pecans, Macadamia nuts, Cashews, Hazelnuts, Pistachio Nuts, Peanuts


Polyunsaturated (Healthy) 

Safflower oil, corn oil, walnuts, soybeans, sunflower oil and seeds, sesame oil, brazil nuts, Omega 3 (Salmon, Sardines, Mackeral, Herring, Tuna, Pollack, Trout, soy bean, , Omega 6 (need less of relative to Omega 3)



Transfat (Not Essential)

This fat was created in 1960’s.  Since butter has unsaturated fat (not so healthy fat) this transfat was created but as time went by the research showed that this fat can lead to heart disease.  This fat also increases the shelf life and cheaper to produce.

– Chips, Coolies, Pastries, Fried Foods, Fast Food, Crackers, Stick margarine, Regular shortening


Start reading labels.  If there is any ingredients that states Hydrogenated that is the transfat that we need to eliminate out of our diet. Since Congress allows our foods to have 500 mg of Transfats or less packages can directly state NO TRANSFAT even though it may have it in there.  READ LABELS.



Fat is essential since our body does not make it.


Overconsumption Leads to

Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Gall Bladder Disease, Obesity, Asterochloris (hardening of our arteries, fatty liver…)

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