Not all fats are bad. Unsaturated fats are the ‘healthy’ fats, they help to keep your cholesterol levels in the healthy range and are great for our skin, eyes, and brain.
Enjoy healthy fats in small amounts each day by:
- Cooking with healthy fats like extra virgin olive oil
- Using unsaturated fats in place of saturated (e.g. use avocado or table spread in place of butter in your sandwiches)
- Eating fish and seafood, particularly oily fish like salmon at least twice a week
- Snacking on nuts, or add them to your salads and stir fries
- Using nut and seed butters, like peanut, almond, and tahini
- Using avocado in salads, and on toast for breakfast.
Also try to avoid food high in saturated and trans fats. These fats are not so healthy, and can raise our blood cholesterol levels which is one of the risk factors for heart disease.
For more information: check this out: https://theconversation.com/health-check-five-food-tips-that-could-save-your-life-after-a-heart-attack-33194.