THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF FATS:
Saturated Fats come mainly from animal food products and are solid at room temperature. Meat fat, lard, butter and solid shortening are examples of saturated fats. Palm and coconut oils are also saturated fats. These types of fats are not desirable, as they tend to raise our cholesterol level. 2
Unsaturated Unsaturated Fats are liquid at room temperature and come from plant oils such as peanut, olive, corn, sunflower and canola. These are good fats as they tend to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood, but they also need to be limited.