Good Fat vs Bad Fat - the diet debate

Pam West

The Heart Association has updated its advice to reduce saturated fats which raises bad cholesterol, and included coconut oil which is commonly sold as a health food.

Eating a diet high in saturated fat can raise the level of bad cholesterol in the blood, which in turn, may clog arteries and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

According to the Heart Association, 82% of the fat in coconut oil is saturated. That's more than butter (63%), beef fat (50%) and pork lard (39%). The Heart Association advises people to cut down on fat:
  • the average man should eat no more than 30g of saturated fat a day
  • the average woman should eat no more than 20g of saturated fat a day
But experts stress that fat is still an essential part of a healthy balanced diet. Fat is a source of essential fatty acids and helps the body to absorb vitamins such as A, D and E. They recommend replacing saturated fats in the diet with unsaturated fats - using oils instead of butter and choosing foods like avocado, oily fish, fresh cream, nuts and seeds.

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