Polyunsaturated fats Sunflower oil, safflower oil, pumpkin seeds, almonds, cashew nuts and sesame seeds. They are a rich source of vitamin E; they help to lower bad cholesterol levels, relieve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and improve motor coordination.

Monounsaturated fats: Olive oil, Angola oil, sesame oil, avocado, macadamia nuts and lean meat. They help to reduce the risk of cancer and increased longevity.

Saturated fats: Cheese, butter, sweets, chocolates, cakes, gateaux, biscuits and meat. They increase bad cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease, cancer and obesity.

Trans fats: Margarine, biscuits, cakes, pudding, fried food, chocolate bars and many forms of fast food. Not only do they increase bad cholesterol levels in the body but they also reduce good cholesterol levels.

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