By now, we have come across several times through the terms like Monounsaturated fats/Polyunsaturated fats and fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6. Let us understand in detail what these fats are and how can it be beneficial to us.
Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated fats
Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are generally found in plants and are touted as healthy fats, unlike trans fats, saturated fats and cholesterol. Organizations such as the American Heart Association (AHA) encourage people to switch to foods based on monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats from those that contain saturated and trans fats, which are generally processed fats or come from animal-based fat sources. Food often contains a combination of different types of fats.