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  • Trans-Fats – Hydrogenated Fats

    What are Trans-fats? Trans-fats are bad news for arteries! Trans-fats are mainly contained in solid or semi-solid margarine’s, as well as commercial cooking oils that are used to produce many processed foods. Trans Fats also called Hydrogenated Fats In manufacture, liquid oils go through a process called hydrogenation, whereby each molecule of oil has several

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  • Saturated Fat

    What is saturated fat? Saturated fat is the least healthy of all fats/lipids. Sources of saturated fat Common sources of saturated fat include animal fats, butter, lard, red meat, poultry skin, cheese, cream and milk. Certain vegetable oils, like coconut and palm oil are also high in saturated fat.Note: Saturated fat is solid at room

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  • Polyunsaturated Fat

    What is polyunsaturated fat? Polyunsaturated fat is healthier than saturated fats. It is also an essential element in our diet because polyunsaturated fat includes a special family of essential fatty acids (which the human body cannot manufacture for itself) called omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. But like ALL fats, polyunsaturated fat is high

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  • Omega 6 Fats & Oils

    What is Omega-6 fat and what foods will I find it in? Omega-6 (along with omega-3) belongs to a family of fats called essential fatty acids. These EFAs are found in polyunsaturated fats. Omega 6 – Linoleic Acid (LA) – is the essential fatty acid in ample supply. According to experts, our current consumption of

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  • Omega 3 Fats & Oils

    What is Omega-3 fat and what foods will I find it in? Omega-3 (along with omega-6) belongs to a family of fats called essential fatty acids. These EFAs are found in polyunsaturated fats. Omega-3 – Alpha-Linolenic Acid (LNA) – is the essential fatty acid in shortest supply. According to experts, our current consumption of this

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  • Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids

    Essential Fatty Acids in OILS Fig 1. Content of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids in Oils Approximate EFA content in grams per 100 grams Omega-3s (100g) (g) Omega-6s (100g) (g) Flax / Linseed oil 58 Safflower oil 74 Flax / Linseeds 15-30 Grapeseed oil 68 Walnut oil 11.5 Sunflower oil 63 Canola / Rapeseed

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