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Health Tip: Eat Less Saturated Fat

(HealthDay News) -- The American Heart Association recommends reducing saturated fat to no more than 6 percent of total daily calories for people who need to lower "bad" cholesterol.

The AHA suggests how to limit saturated fat:

  • Eat more fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish and nuts. Limit red meat. high-fat dairy products, and sugary foods and beverages.
  • Chose unhydrogenated vegetable oils such as canola, sunflower or olive oil.
  • Use soft margarine as a substitute for butter. Look for "0g trans fat" on the nutrition facts label.
  • Doughnuts, cookies, crackers, muffins, pies and cakes are examples of foods high in trans fat. Limit these in your diet.
  • Limit commercially fried foods and baked goods made with shortening or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.

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