What proportions of each fat type are in different foods?

In this article I mentioned that all natural fatty or oily foods contain a mix of saturated, mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and not just one or the other? This is important to know when the health authorities are banging in about eating polyunsaturated fats in the form of vegetable oils like sunflower oil.

This is wrong because not only is a diet high in polyunaturated fats generally meaning you are eating a pro-inflammatory diet (for a number of reasons), they are also ignoring the fact that vegetable oils also contain saturated fats! Of course, they are also getting it wrong on another count: they say we should avoid saturated fats, but in fact absolutely need them.

Thanks to Mikael Häggström for this graphic showing the relative proportions of different fat types in different foods:

Relative amounts of different fats types in foods - Feel Fab Nutrition dot com
Relative amounts of different fats types in foods


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