Monday, August 8, 2011

Food labelling

I'm recommend that you read food labels carefully to determine the amount of fat,fibre and carbs in packaged foods.But what does all that information on the packet mean?..
Today we talk a little bit info on type of fats..

Monounsaturated fats - have one unsaturated double bond in their chemical structure.These fats may help to lower 'bad' cholesterol levels and raise 'good' cholesterol levels.These are found in large amount in olive,canola,macadamia and peanut oils and nuts.

Polyunsaturated fats
- have 2 or more unsaturated double bonds in their chemical structure.The are found in fish and vegetable oils.polysaturated fats are the only source of the essential fatty acids,omega-3, and omega -6.Polyunsaturated fatss help to lower 'bad" cholesterol levels and blood fat level.

Saturated Fats - contain no unsaturated bonds.High intakes raise blood cholesterol levels and blood fats levels.saturated fats are mainly found in full-cream dairy products,meat,coconut and palm oil..