We know that lipids or fats are mainly made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, with most of the fats and oils being triglycerides (so called because, in them, there are three acids combined with each glycerol). This fat is stored in the adipose tissue of the body.
But a relatively small percentage of fat is made up of different fat compounds, such as the cholesterol itself from animal fats or the sterols from vegetable oils. Both cholesterol and sterols make up cell membranes, forming part of the steroid hormones.
Depending on the type of fatty acids that exist, we can find saturated fatty acids (found in animal fats), and unsaturated or polyunsaturated (found in vegetable fats).
As we have told you on many occasions, in order to enjoy a healthy life, fundamentally based on a healthy and healthy diet, it is advisable to consume less saturated fatty acids with unsaturated or polyunsaturated fatty acids, much healthier and healthier.
Therefore, it is a good idea to know what foods rich in healthy fats we can consume in our daily diet.
Foods rich in healthy fats
- Olive oil
- Nuts (almonds and peanuts)
- Fish (such as salmon)
- Cow milk
- Kidney beans