Eating a Diet Low in Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, and Cholesterol
- Whole milk
- Ice cream
- Whole-milk cheeses
- Meats (like beef, poultry with skin, or lamb)
- French fries
- Fried onion rings
Healthier Fat Options
- Certain oils, like safflower, sesame, or soy
- Certain fish, like salmon, mackerel, or trout
- Combine nuts, seeds, dry cereal, and dried fruit for a snack mix.
- Use mashed avocado as a sandwich or bagel spread.
- In sesame oil, saute vegetables, tofu, and peanuts.
- Bake pecans or walnuts into breads, pancakes, and muffins.
- Use an oil sprayer for your cooking oils; spray meats and vegetables and sprinkle with herbs before cooking.
- Coat salmon or tuna steaks in sesame oil and sesame seeds before broiling.
Butter vs. Margarine
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American Heart Association http://www.americanheart.org/
Heart and Stroke Association of Canada http://ww2.heartandstroke.ca/
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/
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Polyunsaturated Fats. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/FatsAndOils/Fats101/Polyunsaturated-Fats%5FUCM%5F301461%5FArticle.jsp. Updated October 29, 2010. Accessed December 11, 2012.
Trans Fats. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/FatsAndOils/Fats101/Trans-Fats%5FUCM%5F301120%5FArticle.jsp. Updated October 29, 2010. Accessed December 11, 2012.
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- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 12/2012 -
- Update Date: 12/11/2012 -
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