Saturated fat VS unsaturated fat How are they different?

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There are types of fat that you eat a lot. Then it has a negative effect on the body. Another type of fat is the type that can be eaten. and provide more benefits than harm The two types of fat are saturated fat and unsaturated fat. Which type of each type is good? Which type should be avoided? And what types of foods can these fats be found in? Let’s study them.

Saturated fat VS unsaturated fat How are they different?

Saturated fat

Saturated fatty acid is fat that is full fat, such as cholesterol. Triglycerides

Saturated fat is found in what foods?

  • Animal fat, pork, beef
  • Fat from coconut milk, coconut, butter
  • yolk 

Is saturated fat dangerous?

When consuming saturated fat in large quantities Fat accumulates in fat cells throughout the body. causing obesity Coronary heart disease and stroke  

However, saturated fat is still necessary for the body. You just have to consume it in limited quantities.

unsaturated fatty acids

Unsaturated fatty acids are fats that come from plants. (except from certain plants such as coconut milk and palm oil that is saturated fat) unsaturated fat It has less effect on obesity and cardiovascular disease than saturated fat.

How many types of unsaturated fats are there?

Unsaturated fat Divided into 2 types:

  • monounsaturated fat Found in vegetable oils such as olive oil, sesame oil, safflower oil, avocados, sea fish such as salmon, tuna, nuts, and various grains.
  • Polyunsaturated fats Found in vegetable oils such as soybean oil. corn oil Sunflower oil, nuts, and various grains

Unsaturated fat Is it dangerous?

Monounsaturated fats help reduce bad cholesterol levels. Reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Therefore, it is a fat that should be eaten on a daily basis.

However, even though overall Saturated fat is more dangerous than unsaturated fat. But the body still needs both types of fat. Therefore, you should choose to eat both saturated fats. and unsaturated fat in moderation Eat less saturated fat than unsaturated fat. Divide the proportion so that we can eat fat every day, a little bit each day, focus on nuts, sea fish, and don’t forget to exercise regularly. and get enough rest as well