HEART-FRIENDLY FATS UNSATURATED FATS

HEART-FRIENDLY FATS (UNSATURATED FATS)

There are certain fats (oils) that are v-e-r-y helpful to your heart!

Fats from certain fish are very heart friendly! Fats in salmon and saltwater fish like tuna, sardines, and herring keep the inside walls of your arteries open and flexible.

Almost all oils from plants are heart helpers (olive, corn, soybean, canola, sunflower, peanut). Vegetable oils that have been chemically altered (trans fat) are not.

FATS NOT FRIENDLY TO THE HEART (TRANS FATS AN D SATURATED FATS)

1. Trans fats (trans-fatty acids)

Some vegetable shortening and stick margarine are plant oils that have been chemically altered: partially hydrogenated.

Their very structure has been changed! They are solid at room temperature instead of liquid. This process makes perfectly heart-friendly plant oils into a very unhealthy substance called trans fat.

Trans fat increases the risk of getting heart disease when you’re an adult. Trans fat is also known as partially hydrogenated oil.

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