In this article, the author clarifies doubts about which cooking oil is good for controlling your cholesterol.
Are you trying to remember which fat is good for use in cooking? If you are confused about which fat to cook with – saturated, unsaturated, monounsaturated, or polyunsaturated fat, it’s understandable. Indeed, it cannot be very clear.
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To clear your confusion, you must first understand that LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is bad cholesterol, and the opposite of LDL is HDL (high-density lipoprotein), called good cholesterol.
Fitness Buffhq says fats that increase your risk for heart disease and raise your bad cholesterol levels are the ones to avoid.
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He continues: “Saturated fat is a type of fat that solidifies at room temperature.” Coconut and palm oils are an example.
Saturated fat intake is directly linked to your cholesterol levels in the blood. Therefore, the higher your saturated fat consumption, the higher will be your cholesterol level in the blood.
On the other hand, unsaturated fats are considered healthy because they do not increase LDL cholesterol. There are two types of unsaturated fats. You have polyunsaturated fats, and you have monounsaturated fats in your blood.
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You can get these healthy fats in olive oil, avocado oil, soybean, and vegetable oil.
Follow these tips to cut down on unhealthy fats contained in your diet:
- Instead of butter, use oil. For example, saute with olive oil instead of butter, and for baking, use canola oil.
- Try to avoid processed foods because they generally contain saturated fat. Instead, eat whole fruits and vegetables when you’re hungry.
- Include fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, in your diet instead of meat at least twice weekly.
Go for skinless poultry and lean meat. Strip off fat and skin from poultry. Trim visible fat from meat.
About Author: Renu Bakshi, AKA Fitness Buffhq – Best Fitness Guru, is ISSA Certified Elite Trainer. He passed Personal Fitness Trainer Course, Nutrition Health Coach course & Specialist Exercise Therapy course from ISSA, the USA, obtaining + 97% marks. He shares his experience and knowledge about nutrition and effective workouts to get you in the best shape of your life, no matter how old you may be. The author says: “For me, age is just a number!”