A study has revealed that 63% of Spaniards do not know how to distinguish healthy fats from those that can lead to cardiovascular disorders, which are saturated fats found in foods such as pastries, sausages, fried foods or butter, and believe that the only ingredients that breakfast should include to be considered heart-healthy are fruit or juice, bread or toast, olive oil and milk.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the energy that fat should contribute to our daily diet should not exceed 30-35% of the total. The saturated ones should not exceed 10%, the polyunsaturated fatty acids between 6 and 10%, and the trans fatty acids 1%. The rest must be completed with monounsaturated fats (olive oil).

The foods that are part of our habitual diet contribute fat to the organism, since it is a necessary nutrient, but only in the adequate quantity. There are different types of fats, which is convenient to know: saturated and unsaturated fats (which are divided into monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and trans fat). If you want to know how to distinguish them, what is the function of each type of fat and in what foods to find them, you can read the article 'Types of lipids or fats'.

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