Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA)

Saturated this, unsaturated that—figuring out what's considered good fats vs. bad fats can be straight-up confusing - Sally Kuzemchak RD

Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA)
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA)

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Why You Should Try The PUFA-Free Diet

PUFAs—short for polyunsaturated fats are a type of fatty acid. The type of fat that is available to us via the foods we eat generally fall into two categories: unsaturated fat and saturated fat. For ages we were advised to avoid saturated fats and emphasize unsaturated fats (or avoid fat all together). Many cooking oils actually said "heart-healthy" on the bottle. The research is overwhelmingly clear that saturated fats are not only healthy, but that they are extremely beneficial for overall health. What is not often talked about is the downright damaging impact of the class of highly unsaturated fats known as PUFAs. The primary issue with PUFAs is that they are highly unstable.

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