Women's Heart Advisor January 2017 Issue

The Skinny on Fats in the Kitchen and at the Restaurant

The Skinny on Fats in the Kitchen and at the Restaurant

Know which ones lower—or raise—your risk of heart disease.

Were ice cream, birthday cake, French fries and hamburgers among your favorite childhood foods? These foods share a common trait in the rich, creamy mouthfeel imparted by fat. While fat has earned a bad name, it is not necessarily bad for us. Our bodies require fat for energy. But fat comes in several forms, which are not created equal. Saturated fats and trans fats are bad for you, while unsaturated and monounsaturated fats are good for you.

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