Weekly Dietitian Tip: Fats

National Heart Health Month: Saturated vs Unsaturated fats   

Saturated and unsaturated fats are important terms to know. One improves your heart health while the other ensues further risk.  

Saturated fats are found in highly processed meats like bacon, sausage, and pepperoni, as well as butter, high-fat dairy products, and some oils such as coconut oil. A diet that is high in those foods may increase the risk for heart disease.  

Unsaturated fats are found in seafood like salmon, tuna, and herring, as well as nuts and seeds, avocados, and several oils such as olive, canola, and avocado. A diet with adequate amounts of those foods contributes to improved heart health.  

~Kaylee Brown, Registered Dietitian

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