The notion that all fat should be avoided is in fact a myth. A recent research has clarified the role that fat can play in the diet and has shown that some fats are essential for proper health. There are different types of fat, all of which act very differently in the body.
- Saturated and trans fat- get the thumbs down when it comes to health, it increases the risk of heart disease and raises bad cholesterol levels.
- Unsaturated fats- needed for proper health, and includes omega-3 fatty acids, which are especially important for heart health.