Fats are always thought to be bad and harmful to people, but actually there are some healthy ones which are good to us too.
What is healthy fat?
Fats are classified into two groups, which are saturated and unsaturated fat. Unsaturated fat such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are considered as healthy fat.
How much do you need them
According to dietary reference intake (DRI), total fat should build up 20% to 35% of total adult calorie, with
- Monounsaturated fat composed of 15% to 20%.
- Polyunsaturated fat, 5% to 10%.
- Saturated fat, less than 10%.
Where are them in food?
Foods with healthy fats are
- Flaxseed, chia seeds.
After getting to know these knowledge, we hope you can apply them and eat healthier for your quality of life.
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