A quick guide Saturated Fats: Here’s the Skinny

Try to limit saturate fats to less than 10 percent of total daily calories. Found naturally in animal foods, saturated fats can elevate blood cholesterol. When you can, replace solid fats with liquid kinds, which are more likely to be unsaturated (e.g., olive oil instead of butter) Choose low-fat, fat free or skim varieties of dairy products. Pick cuts of meat that have less marbling, and remove the skin from poultry. Saturated fats are found in fatty meats, including beef, lamb, pork, and poultry with skin; and whole, 1 percent, and 2 percent milk, or dairy products made with these milks, including cheese, butter and ice cream. Palm oil and coconut oil also contain saturated fats.

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