Consumers are increasingly interested in using food to promote good health or help manage health conditions. Because replacing saturated and trans fats with polyunsaturated fats (omega-3, omega-6) and monounsaturated fats (omega-9) is a smart way to promote health and reduce key risk factors for several diseases, the Good Fats 101 team has developed new ‘If This, Then That’ flip cards. Use these cards with clients, customers and colleagues to help connect the dots between good fats and health benefits.
The Good Fats 101 team recently participated in What’s in Store, a networking event for retail dietitians. At the event, we polled attendees about their favorite ways to enjoy good fats. Our team loved the ideas, and we’d like to share them with you to use with your clients or colleagues and help inspire them to add more healthy fats to their diets. Enjoy!
The health impact of dietary fats is a highly debated subject, but there is one thing experts seem to agree upon: the harmful effects of artificial trans fat. Research provides strong evidence that consumption of artificial trans fat increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, as this fat has been shown to increase LDL cholesterol, decrease HDL cholesterol and promote inflammation and endothelial dysfunction. While various countries have initiatives in place to reduce this nutrient from the food supply, the World Health Organization is working to eliminate artificial trans fats from the global food supply by 2023. Keep reading to learn more about the initiative.