Weekly Dietitian Tip: All About Fats (Part 3 of 3)

Saturated fats are the type of fat that we do want to limit.  

Saturated fats raise cholesterol and contribute towards inflammation. Foods high in saturated fat also tend to be high in sodium, added sugar, and additional calories.

Saturated fats are found in foods like whole dairy products, butter, coconut oil, highly processed meats like bacon, sausage, brats, and peperoni, baked goods, and the skin or extra fat from cuts of meat like chicken, turkey, or steak.

The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Americans recommend getting no more than 10% of calories from saturated fats.

~Kaylee Brown, CHFC Registered Dietitian