Understanding Fats & Oils
Are trans fats bad for you?
By now, most of you have heard of trans fatty acids,
or trans fats, in foods, and that they may not be
good for your cardiovascular system.
Exactly what are trans fats?
The good oil on fat
Fat has had a lot of bad press and for many, just a
mention of the word can evoke misery. You can try to
lose it, try to avoid it, but your body still needs
it! Did you know that fat helps to insulate our
nerve cells, keeps us warm, balances our hormones,
keep skin and arteries supple, lubricates joints and
is a component of every cell?
Foods provide a range of different textures, flavours, colours
and nutritional value, and eating a variety will ensure the
best combination for good health. The nutrients in food
include protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals,
fibre, phytochemicals and water…all of which are essential
for continued good health.