Good Fat, Bad Fat…Plants or Animals?

Topics: Wellness and Health

The Chicago Tribune has fat on the page: here is its list, improved:


Monounsaturated fat
Main Sources: Olive, peanut and canola oils; avocados, olives, most nuts and seeds
Polyunsaturated fat
Main Sources: Corn, soybean, safflower, sunflower and cottonseed oils
Omega-3 fatty acids
Main Sources: Polyunsaturated fats found mostly in cold water marine fatty fish; plant sources include flax, walnuts, algae, purslane


Saturated fat
Processed meats, meats, whole poultry, butter, cream, cheese; plant sources include coconut, coconut oil, palm oil and palm kernel oil
Trans fat
Partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, hard stick margarines, conventional shortening, commercially (i.e., restaurant and supermarket) prepared baked goods and fried foods