WHAT FOODS PROVIDE THE UNSATURATED AND SATURATED LIPIDS?
As can be seen from the chart, the main mono-unsaturated foods are almonds, cashews, hazel nuts, macadamias, pecans, pistachios and olive oil. Olive oil supplies 76% of the lipids as monounsaturated.
Refer to section entitled as Olive Oil for details on the benefits of olive oil.
The main polyunsaturated foods are walnuts, soy beans and fish, with the oils, corn, safflower and sunflower all providing over 50% polyunsaturated lipid content.
The main saturated foods are coconut, butter, cheese, cream, chocolate, ice cream, milk, yoghurt, beef and lamb.
The figures in this chart do not add up to 100% as some of the minor fatty acid figures are not available in each group.
Apart from the foods in the chart, there are numerous other foods that supply both unsaturated and saturated lipids.