Know your fats - 20 Diet Tips - Women's Health & Fitness

8. Know your fats

Most of us know trans fat is bad news. It hardens arteries, increases bad cholesterol (LDL) and decreases good cholesterol (HDL). Saturated fat isn’t quite as bad, but it should be consumed in moderation. However, some fats are good for you and serve as a necessary part of your new healthy eating plan. Nuts, oily fish and olive oil are packed with good fats.