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andy51
02-10-2004, 08:15 PM
I have read many disscussions about good and bad fats. Could someone shed a little light on the good and bad fats (saturated, mono/polyunsaturated, trans, etc.) and what foods should be consumed or avoided

hemants
02-11-2004, 06:58 AM
Good fats = unsaturated
Bad fats = saturated, trans (aka hydrogenated)

That's it in a nutshell (no pun intended)

Some amount of saturated fat is unavoidable but it should be no more than 10% of your total fat intake.

WRT unsaturated fats, most people get enough Omega 6 and Omega 9 and not enough Omega 3.

Foods with Omega 3 are cold water fish, flax, and some nuts.