All About Healthy Fats


All About Healthy Fats

Healthy fats are good for your heart. But they are also high in calories. There are three types of healthy fats: monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and Omega-3 fatty acids.

Foods high in monounsaturated fat include

  • Avocado
  • Canola oil
  • Nuts like almonds, cashews, pecans, and peanuts
  • Olives and olive oil
  • Peanut butter and peanut oil
  • Sesame seeds

Foods high in polyunsaturated fat include

  • Corn oil
  • Cottonseed oil
  • Oil-based salad dressings
  • Pumpkin and sunflower seeds
  • Safflower oil
  • Soft (tub) margarine
  • Soybean oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Walnuts

Foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids include

  • Albacore tuna
  • Herring
  • Rainbow trout
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Walnuts, flaxseed, and flaxseed oil

Ways To Avoid Unhealthy Fats

Here are some ways to avoid unhealthy fats and limit healthy fats when you cook.

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