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.