Fats can be confusing. To make it easier we have broken it down for you looking at good fats and bad fats.
Unsaturated fat is in two parts which is, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated
Are normally liquid at room temperature, but start to solidify at refrigerator temperature, they are found in oils such as olive oil, rapeseed oil and sesame oil.
Are normally liquid at room temperature and in the refrigerator, they are found in plant oil such as safflower, sunflower and soybeans.
Omega 3 and Omega 6 and there called essential fatty acids
Omega3 is found in oily fish, Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines, Whitebait, Herrings, Linseed oil, Wheatgerm, Walnut, Rapeseed oil and Soya Beans.
These are linked to a reduce risk of heart attack, inflammation and blood clotting.
Omega 6 is found in Walnut, Sunflower seeds, Sunflower oil and Wheatgerm.
Saturated Fat is very often seen as “the bad guy”
Saturated fat is normally solid at room temperature. It is found mostly in meat and dairy product (such as whole milk, milk, butter and cheese) as well as in coconut oil and palm oil.
Trans fat is artificially created, process called ‘hydrogenation’, is found in some margarines, many fast foods, most commercially baked goods, snack foods, deep fried chips.
Trans fat is even worse than saturated fat for health. Most margarines are made of either saturated fat of polyunsaturated fat read the label before buying.