Al-Qahtani reveals a type of fat that reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke…and explains its natural sources

Al-Marsad Newspaper: Dr. Jaber Al-Qahtani, a pharmacology expert, revealed a type of fat that reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Fats Botanical

Al-Qahtani said in a series of tweets on Twitter: “Many people believe that margarine and vegetable oils have gained a good reputation as a healthy alternative to saturated fats, but in fact they are not, and are not the best option, as studies indicate that hydrogenated vegetable fats .

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And he continued: It is the kind that is used to manufacture vegetable and industrial margarine. It can clog arteries, like saturated fat, although the idea of ​​​​reducing the amounts of fat in general in our food is a sound idea, but some fats are not that bad, and here we mean monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. unsaturated, it was found that these fats actually reduce cholesterol and prevent it from sticking to the walls of the arteries.

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He pointed out: This type of fat is abundantly found in vegetable seed oils, such as: olive oil, sesame, sunflower, corn and all nuts and seeds. There is another type of fat that plays an essential role in a healthy, low-fat diet.

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He continued: It is the fats found in fish known as omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce clotting and inflammation of the arteries, which would reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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