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Good Fats vs. Bad Fats

From trans fat to saturated fat to polyunsaturated fats – it can be confusing to know which you should eat and which you should avoid.

Good Fats, Bad Fats

Own the Yolk

One food people used to avoid for heart health is egg yolks. The tide has changed, as nutrition research is unscrambling the dietary cholesterol myth. The American Heart Association now recommends that an egg yolk can be part of a healthy eating plan every day. In fact, 43% of the protein in an egg comes from the yolk. So, too, do many other nutrients, like iron, choline, vitamin D, and healthful omega-3s. The American Heart Association announced in 2012 that egg yolks can help prevent stroke due to their vitamin D content. Get egg recipes now!

Tips

To contribute to your healthy eating lifestyle here are a few key points to remember when it comes to fats:

  • Check nutrition fact labels
  • Focus on the type of fat you choose
  • Choose liquid fats over solid fats
  • Anytime you replace fat, be careful not to replace it with refined carbohydrates and processed foods
  • Replace meat servings with fatty fish such as salmon, or legumes and nuts, at least twice a week
  • Consuming healthy fats help you protect against heart disease and diabetes and can lower blood pressure

To get additional information and references on good fats and bad fats, visit the RD section of our website.

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