Different foods contain several different kinds of fats. The potential harmful dietary fats are called saturated and Trans fats. These fats come mostly from animal sources. They can negatively affect total blood cholesterol levels, HDL and LDL cholesterol levels which can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. These fats are solid at room temperature. Examples include: beef and pork fat, shortening, stick butter and margarine and baked goods. You want to include healthy fats in your diet which are known as monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Folic acid is a B vitamin. It helps the body make healthy new cells, meaning it is important for cell growth and metabolism. “Folic acid” and “folate” mean the same thing. They have the same effects. Folic acid is a man-made form of folate and is in supplements and added to foods. Folate is found naturally in certain foods. Studies show that many people in the U.S. don’t get enough folic acid in their diets.