Fats and cholesterol

Fats are an essential part of healthy eating.

Choosing the right types of fat to eat can make a big difference to our heart health. Find out which unhealthy fats to avoid, and which fats you need for good health.

  • Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated (omega-3 and omega-6) fats

    Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated (omega-3 and omega-6) fats

    Include these healthier fats in your diet to help reduce the risk of heart disease.
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  • Saturated and trans fats

    Saturated and trans fats

    Too much unhealthy saturated and trans fat increases your risk of heart disease. Limit saturated fat, and avoid trans fat.
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  • Cholesterol in food

    Cholesterol in food

    Cholesterol in food only has a small effect on the level of cholesterol in your blood.
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  • Replacing unhealthy fats with healthy fats

    Replacing unhealthy fats with healthy fats

    Choosing the right types of fat to eat can make a big difference to our heart health. Follow our tips for including the healthier fats in your diet and eating less of the unhealthy ones.
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