By Sandy Beck
For years, “fat-free” was the mantra of healthy food. Then we learned that our bodies need fat — the right kind of fat. That’s when things got confusing. So, allow me to present a sort of “fat primer.”
There are four major dietary fats: monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, saturated fats and trans fats (the last one being a dubious invention of the food industry).
Monounsaturated fats are most abundant in foods like nuts and various plant oils — such as olive oil, canola oil, and avocado oil. They can lower the LDL (“lousy cholesterol,” as my... Read more