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Fat is a type of nutrient. You need some fat in your diet but not too much. Fats give you energy and help your body absorb vitamins. Dietary fat also plays a major role in your cholesterol levels.

But not all fats are the same. You should try to avoid

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  1. Dietary Fats (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... are the same. You should try to avoid Saturated fats such as butter, solid shortening, and lard. Trans ...
  2. Saturated fat can raise blood cholesterol and can put you at risk for heart disease and stroke. You ... or limit any foods that are high in saturated fat. Sources of saturated fat include whole-milk dairy ...
  3. Saturated Fat (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... to... Añadir en... Favorites Delicious Digg Google Bookmarks Saturated Fat You may have heard that saturated fats are ... contain coconut oil. How do I control my saturated fat intake? In general, saturated fat can be found ...
  4. Saturated fats are found predominantly in animal products such as meat and dairy products, and are strongly associated ... coconut, and coconut butter, are also high in saturated fats.
  5. Fats Video (American Diabetes Association)  
    ... heart health with that single change! Unhealthy Fats Saturated Fat Why should you eat less saturated fat? Because saturated fat raises blood cholesterol levels. High ...
  6. ... in the percentage of kilocalories from total or saturated fat by race and ethnicity for children and adolescents ... from total fat. The percentage of kilocalories from saturated fat decreased for Mexican-American boys and girls aged ...
  7. Deciphering Food Labels (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... 30%-40% of calories from fat. Back Continue Saturated Fat and Trans Fat The amount of saturated fat appears beneath total fat. The FDA also requires ...
  8. On the Move to Better Heart Health for African Americans From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) - PDF  
    ... walk together after dinner every night.” ■ Eat less saturated fat and sodium. “I bake chicken instead of frying. ... Check 1. Cut back on foods high in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol. Start making healthy changes ...
  9. Your Guide to Lowering Cholesterol with TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) - PDF  
    ... 19–23). But it’s important to know that saturated fat raises your LDL cholesterol level more than anything ... eating that is both heart healthy and tasty. ■ Saturated Fat (see Box 10) As noted earlier, saturated fat ...
  10. Your Guide to a Healthy Heart From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) - PDF  
    ... blood cholesterol levels.) Now You’re Cooking: Limiting Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, and Cholesterol Planning and preparing nutritious ... Limit foods high in calories and fats, especially saturated fat and trans fat. Watch out for terms such ...
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