Eat more unsaturated fats instead

Experts agree that replacing some of the saturated fat in our diet with unsaturated fats such as polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fats can help to maintain normal cholesterol levels*. Oily fish such as sardines, mackerel, herring, fresh tuna, salmon and trout can help with this as much of the fat they contain is unsaturated. For example, 66 percent of the fat in sardines is unsaturated, 71 percent in herring and 77 percent in mackerel.

 

* EFSA Journal 2011; 9 (4): 2069. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2069