Trans fats (bad for health)
Saturated fats (good)
Unsaturated fats (best for health)
Unsaturated fats come in 2 flavors:
Apart from their chemical structure, the main difference is that polyunsaturated fats (also called “essential fatty acids” cannot be manufactured by the body so they should be included in the diet.
These should be the main source of fats in a healthy diet. A good example of monounsaturated fats is olive oil. Other sources are: sunflower oil, canola oil, grape seed oil, almond oil, sesame oil, various high-fat nuts and avocado. Read more about monounsaturated fats.
These fats include the popular omega-3 and omega-6. This topic is covered in-depth in my article Fats in a Healthy Diet.