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Analysis of brief A healthy diets aim is to improve or maintain good health. This usually involves consuming nutrients by eating the right amounts of food from all of the food groups, including water. A healthy diet should include sufficient quantities of fat, including monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat and saturated fat, with a balance of omega-6 and omega-3. The recommended daily intake of fat is 65-80 grams. Fats Fats can be either solid or liquid at normal room temperature, depending on their structure. Although the words "oils" and "fats"are all used to refer to fats, "oils" is usually used to describe fats that are liquids at room temperature, while "fats" is usually used to refer to fats that are solids at room temperature. ...read more.


Interesterified fats are "oils" that have been modified (e.g. turning soybean oil into interesterified soybean oil). This is done in order to make them more solid, less liable to go "off " and more stable for other food uses such as deep frying. The process is used as an alternative to partial hydrogenation, which results in trans fats. However, research indicates that interesterified fats may create health risks, some greater than trans fats. Unsaturated fats Unsaturated fats are from plant and some animal sources (mostly fish) and are liquid at room temperature. Intake of foods containing more unsaturated fats than saturated fats may contribute to reduced blood cholesterol levels. ...read more.


Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, fish and seafood lower the total amount of LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) in the blood, which can decrease the risk of heart disease. Omega-6 fatty acids in products such as sunflower oil also reduce the risk of heart disease, but can contribute to allergies and inflammation. Trans fats are made by partial hydrogenation which adds hydrogen atoms to unsaturated fats, making them more saturated. These more saturated fats have a higher melting point, which makes them better suited for baking and extends their shelf-life. Unlike other dietary fats, trans fats are not essential and the consumption of trans fats increases your risk of heart disease by raising levels of LDL cholesterol and lowering levels of HDL cholesterol. Health authorities recommend that consumption of trans fat be reduced to trace amounts. ...read more.

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