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According to the Journal of the American Heart Association (AHA), consuming healthy fats like polyunsaturated fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in the blood, associated with lower risk of heart disease and stroke.
Examples of healthy fats include foods like soybeans, avocado, corn, tofu, nuts, seeds, fatty fish, and sunflower oils.
Unhealthy fats, such as trans fats, are usually found in processed foods, like baked and fried foods and found from street food vendors in countries like India.
Deaths resulting from excess consumption of these unhealthy trans fats represented 7.7 percent of global heart disease deaths.
The new research from AHA shows how consuming more healthy fats and reducing trans fats could also help save lives by preventing heart disease deaths.
Consuming more fresh foods, and increasing diets rich in healthy fats, may help Latinos reduce their already high risk of heart diseases.
To learn more about the research, click here.