Space food and the good side of lipid fat


We could call them the good, the bad and the ugly! No, we are not talking of spaghetti westerns… Instead, we are talking about a type of fat called lipids. Often we speak badly about them, but some are essential to our health as they reduce chronic inflammation, help lower ‘bad’ cholesterol โ€“ LDL โ€“ and are a valuable aid in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

We asked Samantha Cristoforetti, ESA astronaut on board of the International Space Station for the Futura mission, to tell us about which king of healthy fats she and the other astronauts can enjoy while on orbit.

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