There are two main types of fat:-
- Saturated Fat
- Unsaturated Fat
Eating foods that are high in saturated fat can raise cholesterol levels in the blood. Some foods contain cholesterol. This type of cholesterol is called ‘dietary cholesterol’. Foods such as kidneys, eggs and prawns are higher in dietary cholesterol than other foods. Foods that are high in saturated fat include:-
- Meat Pies
- Sausages and fatty cuts of meat
- Hard cheese
- Cakes and biscuits
- Foods that contain Coconut or Palm oil.
Eating foods that contain Unsaturated Fat (Good Fat) instead of saturated fat can actually help reduce cholesterol levels. List of Foods that contain Unsaturated Fat (Good Fat) areas follows:-
Oily fish (for example, mackerel and salmon)
- Nuts (for example, almonds and cashews)
- Seeds (for example, sunflower and pumpkin)
- Vegetable oils and spreads (for example, sunflower, olive, corn, walnut and rapeseed oils).