Polyunsaturated Fat

Mainly found plant based foods these fats are essential and said to have health benefits. They are differentiated from unhealthy saturated with lesser hydrogen in their fatty acid chains.  Also known as PUFA (  polyunsaturated fatty acids ) these fats can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of diabetes. In the case of Omega 3 fatty acids, a type of polyunsaturated fat found in oils from flax seed, perilla , and walnut is good for cardiac health.