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When it comes to those nutrients thatmost of the people today dread, fat is certainly the one thatcauses the greatest concern due to the fact that it is at the root ofthe ever progressing and growing problem of obesity. The fat itselfis located, i.e. accumulated in fat cells, which serve as some kind of storage “facilities” of energy that can be readily used at any point in time. One of the more astonishingdiscoveries directly related to the afore mentioned “storagefacilities” is that those people who have strong inclinationstowards binge eating might even contribute to the increase in size ofthese cells, as well as in their overall number. In addition, the foodvarieties that further contribute to this and in way stimulate theentire growth process, are such as oilseeds, grease, margarine,butter nuts etc.

In comparison to the so-called badfat, the good fat that is present in such food sources as fish oils,olive oil, canola oil, avocado oil and nut oil, and which comes in the formof essential fatty acids, has exhibited most beneficial potentialswhen it comes to the reduction of heart attack risk in people above65 years of age, by remarkable 44%. Fat as such goes by other names aswell, most common of which include such as lard.

Type of fat

Having our daily diet in mind,important to know is that there exist three different types of fat.Namely, we come in touch with:

Saturated fats – whose most abundant sources include various products animal in origin. In addition, these specific fats are regarded as more harmful than the other two varieties and are brought in direct relation to the accumulation of cholesterol in arteries. They have also been found to induce the increase of LDL cholesterol in the blood. Food varieties that are rich in these fats include meat, dairy, eggs and pastries.

Monounsaturated fats – are known to be quite beneficial and helpful when it comes to decreasing the levels of cholesterol, as well as the LDL in the person's blood. Food sources that abound in them include peanut oil, polyunsaturated oil, canola oil and olive oil as well.

Polyunsaturated fats – are also quite famous for their potential to bring about the significant decrease in the levels of the cholesterol.

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