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How Well Do You Know Your Fats?

16/09/2010 14:18 | Updated 22 May 2015

You'd think with all the articles out there on good fats vs bad fats that most people would know the difference by now, wouldn't you?

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But according to a survey from a group of independent UK experts who call themselves The Fat Panel (and by that we assume they're not talking about their weight status), a lot of people are still confused by what's good, what's bad and how much we should be eating.

Saturated fat

According to the survey, almost one in five thinks saturated is a good fat.

Wrong.

Eating a diet high in sat fat (found mainly in meat and dairy foods) can raise your cholesterol, which increases your heart disease risk. Experts reckon most people in the UK eat 20 of people think monounsaturated fat is a bad fat, while 29% think polyunsaturated fat is bad too.

Wrong on both counts.

Unsaturated fats are the good guys. They help lower cholesterol and provide the essential fatty acids we need. Find them in oily fish, nuts, seeds, unsaturated vegetable oils and avocados.

So how would you do in a fat test? Would you pass or fail?

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