Know Your Fats!

Choose The Right Fats

Knowing which fats raise cholesterol and which ones don’t is the first step in lowering your risk of heart disease.

Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, or “good fats,” are the two unsaturated fats found in fish, nuts, seeds and oils from plants, like corn oil. These fats may help lower your cholesterol level.

Decreasing intake of saturated and trans fats (“bad fats”) by eating lean meats, skim milk and lowfat dairy products can also play an important role in cholesterol management.