Fat in different types of food?

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I've seen that nuts and yogurt often has a lot of fat - more than some chocolates.
Is all the fat in food the same or is there a difference?
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I've seen that nuts and yogurt often has a lot of fat - more than some chocolates.
Is all the fat in food the same or is there a difference?
No, there are various different types of fats.
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I've seen that nuts and yogurt often has a lot of fat - more than some chocolates.
Is all the fat in food the same or is there a difference?
As as there being different types of fat in foods, you have to be aware of the other nutrients in the food. E.g. Eating an avocato has a lot of fat but lots of essential vitamins and nutrients with little sugar compared to chocolate which is empty calories as there is little nutritional value
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I've seen that nuts and yogurt often has a lot of fat - more than some chocolates.
Is all the fat in food the same or is there a difference?
There are 3 main types of fat - unsaturated, saturated and trans. See these as the good, the bad and the ugly (in the order above).

Unsaturated fats are the good kind - found in nuts, seeds, yogurt, different oils and some butter. These are good for your body, brain and can help fight diseases.

Saturated fats are the bad kind, though there is some information that it's good in moderation. This is found in fast food, baked goods, chocolate, sweets, chips, takeaways - junk food in general, really.

Trans fats are the ugly. They're in pretty much all of what's in the saturated pile. It, like saturated fats, contributes to chronic disease, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high LDL (bad) cholesterol. These are listed as 'hydrogenated oils/fats' in the ingredients section of packaging.
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There are 3 main types of fat - unsaturated, saturated and trans. See these as the good, the bad and the ugly (in the order above).

Unsaturated fats are the good kind - found in nuts, seeds, yogurt, different oils and some butter. These are good for your body, brain and can help fight diseases.

Saturated fats are the bad kind, though there is some information that it's good in moderation. This is found in fast food, baked goods, chocolate, sweets, chips, takeaways - junk food in general, really.

Trans fats are the ugly. They're in pretty much all of what's in the saturated pile. It, like saturated fats, contributes to chronic disease, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high LDL (bad) cholesterol. These are listed as 'hydrogenated oils/fats' in the ingredients section of packaging.
that's great thanks!
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that's great thanks!
No worries, pal - feel free to pm me if you need any further info.
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