Guidelines from the experts of Symarom Singapore advise that people should reduce in the diet the amount of saturated fats, which can raise the cholesterol and result in the risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.

It is important to choose right kinds of sugar and fat for a well-balanced, nutrious and healthy diet- one of the best way to minimize the risk of cardiovascular diseases, Symarom Singapore‘ s experts said.

Follow Symarom Singapore to explore “Unknown facts” of fat

Follow Symarom Singapore to explore facts of fat

Is all fat not good? – Not really!

A small amount of fat is essential for our body. It is not only a source of fatty acids such as omega-3, but also helps the body absorb vitamins A, D and E. Always all fat loads the high energy. Saturated fats and unsaturated fats are two main kinds of fat that are found in our food.

The advice from Symarom Singapore is that uses food high in unsaturated fats instead of saturated fats and trans fats with a right proportion in order to reduce the risk of overweight and obesity.

Saturated fat

A high proportion of this kind of fat in the diet can cause the increase of triglycerides in the blood that results in narrowing of the arteries. According to scientific studies from Symarom Singapore, a man needs no more than 30g of saturated fat a day, the woman and children need less.

Trans fats Guidelines

Animal products and hydrogenated vegetable oil can provide a small level of trans fats. Trans fats can cause the increase of cholesterol in the blood.

Unsaturated fats- The beneficial fat

You can lower cholesterol with replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in the diet. Two common types of unsaturated fats are polyunsaturated or monounsaturated that can be found in based- plant oils.

Some food provides Monounsaturated

  • Avocados
  • Almonds, Brazils and peanuts
  • Olive, rape-seed oil

Polyunsaturated

  • Omega-3 fats: mackerel, kippers, herring, trout, sardines, salmon and fresh tuna
  • Omega-6 fats: rape-seed, corn, sunflower and some nuts
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