The Facts on Fats Infographic

The facts on fats

The Facts on Fats

The American Heart Association recommends replacing bad (saturated) fats with good (unsaturated) fats as a part of a healthy eating pattern.

Love It: Unsaturated (Poly & Mono)

  • Lowers rates of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality
  • Lowers bad cholesterol & triglyceride level
  • Provides essential fats your body needs but can’t produce itself

Limit It: Saturated

  • Increases risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Raises bad cholesterol levels

Lose It: Artificial Trans Fat, Hydrogenated Oils & Tropical Oils

  • Increases risk of heart disease
  • Raises bad cholesterol levels

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Last Reviewed 5/2017

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