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  1. Fats. No doubt about it, carbohydrate gets all of the attention in diabetes management. More important than total fat is the type of fat you eat. There are "healthy fats" and "unhealthy fats." To lower you risk of heart disease, try to eat less saturated and trans fat—the unhealthy fats.
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  3. All fats, including the healthy ones, are high in calories. To control your calorie intake, consume monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats instead of other types of fat, not in addition to them. If watching fat content is a good strategy, is it even better to try to eliminate all fat from your diet? No.
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  5. Feb 17,  · fats are substances that help the body use some vitamins and keep the skin healthy; they are also the main way the body stores energy. in food, there are many types of fats -- .
  6. Saturated fats are typically solid at room temperature. How do saturated fats affect my health? Replacing foods that are high in saturated fat with healthier options can lower blood cholesterol levels and improve lipid profiles. What foods contain saturated fat? Saturated fats occur naturally in many foods.
  7. Trans fats: These fats are found in stick margarine. Trans fats are also found in certain foods that you buy at the store or get in a restaurant, such as snack foods, cookies and cakes, and fried foods. When you see "hydrogenated" or "partially hydrogenated" oils on an ingredient list, the food contains trans fats.
  8. Feb 13,  · Trans fat is considered the worst type of fat you can eat. Unlike other dietary fats, trans fat — also called trans-fatty acids — raises your "bad" cholesterol and also lowers your "good" cholesterol. A diet laden with trans fat increases your risk of heart disease, the leading killer of adults.

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