Good vs bad fats in a child’s diet
PEOPLE often are confused about what fats to include in their child’s diet and how much of them they should include.
Good fats are really important to your child’s diet because they help their body to develop and grow, while bad fats can create serious health problems due to the production of bad cholesterol in the body.
■ Monounsaturated fats in olive, canola and grapeseed oil, avocado, lean meat, nuts and seeds.
■ Polyunsaturated fats are found in oily fish such as salmon and tuna, soy products such as tofu and in nuts.
■ Omega-3 can be found in tuna, salmon, mackerel, walnuts, flaxseed, soy foods, green leafy vegetables and legumes. Babies also get omega-3 from breastmilk.