I hope this is a place where I can seek advice regarding general nutrition.
I recently adapted a high-fat low-carb diet and decided to take a lipids test.
My LDL was off the charts, yet my HDL was really good, my triglycerides were 0.7, and I had no risk of diabetes.
Looking back into the diet, I was eating close to 60–80 grams of saturated fat per day. Whilst changing this lifestyle to lower LDL. I wanted to know; if eating more monounsaturated/polyunsaturated in opposed to less saturated is going to help lower my LDL?
When researching polyunsaturated fats, the NHS says it lowers LDL; yet others say it's bad. They encourage eating more monounsaturated and avoid the "PUFAs". Why are they both contradicting each other.
• paleoporn.com/q/are-sunflow... (section about PUFAs, sunflower seeds are non-related)
The reason I'm going through all this trouble is because I need to gain some weight. Eating these foods regularly is going to help me transition much easily.
Therefore, I'm aiming to up my calories without proteins or carbs (paleo/mediterranean lifestyle). Looking at this in terms of nutritional health example: 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil is better than 50 grams of sunflower seeds to lower LDL cholesterol as the oil has a better mono to poly ratio?
Thank you for understanding!