No Bad Fats, Please

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sat­u­rated Fat Re­plac­ing foods that are high in sat­u­rated fat with health­ier op­tions can lower blood choles­terol lev­els and im­prove lipid pro­files. Goes with­out say­ing that sat­u­rated fat in health drinks should be lower. • Choles­terol and Trans Fat Trans fat is con­sid­ered to be the worst type of fat. Un­like other di­etary fats, trans fat — also called trans­fatty acids — both raises your LDL (‘bad’) choles­terol and low­ers HDL (‘good’) choles­terol. • As for choles­terol, it is needed by the hu­man body but too much of it is not good. The body has two types of choles­terol – LDL (bad choles­terol), which can re­sult in fatty de­posits in our ar­ter­ies, and HDL (good choles­terol), which ab­sorbs choles­terol and car­ries it back to the liver, which flushes it from the body. •

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