Love that fat, says Health.gov.au. They mean the good kind like
salmon, avocado and natural peanut butter. Good fats have an abundance of
vitamin A, D, E and K and antioxidants and acids that helps the body to function
efficiently and the skin to stay supple.
We still need to limit our total daily intake of fat to 20-35% of
our total energy intake, with saturated and Trans fats less than 10%. But for
those who may be limiting all fats, we now know that we need some fats, in fact,
20% of our diet should be from fat, but the right kind of fat. So how do you
choose the right kinds of fat?
An easy way to remember which fats are good, the unsaturated
fats, and which are not, like saturated fats, is to see how solid they are at
room temperature, Butter versus oils. Examples of good fats are olive oil,
olives, fish and nuts. Bad fats would be cheese and butter and meats.
The Mayo Clinic diet is a good resource for learning how to eating well. See listing on our Resource page.
Is one of your goals to look for more of the good fats in your diet?
I did it by accident when I fell in love with salmon, high in monosaturated fat. OOPs, my cholesterol plummeted. Send your comments, I'd like to hear from you.