There are various types of fats that have different effects on your cholesterol level. The most common fats found are saturated and unsaturated fat.
• Saturated fat: Obtained from animals and typically in a solid form. Saturated fats impact your health through increasing LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol) levels.
• Unsaturated fat: Commonly found in plant sources and typically in a liquid form at room temperature. Unsaturated fat increases HDL (‘good’ cholesterol) levels and lowers LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol) levels.