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What types of foods have saturated fat in them?

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You'll find saturated fat in foods like these:

  • Red meat -- beef, lamb, pork
  • Skin-on chicken and other poultry
  • Dairy products like milk, cheese, and ice cream that aren't made with skim milk
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Palm and coconut oils

From: What Types of Fat Are in Food? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Fats 101," "Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids," "Know Your Fats," "Polyunsaturated Fats," "Saturated Fats," "Trans Fats."

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: "Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease."

Cleveland Clinic: "Avoid These 10 Foods Full of Trans Fats."

Harvard Medical School: "Omega-3 Fatty Acids: An Essential Contribution," "The truth about fats, the good, the bad, and the in-between," "Types of Fat."

Mayo Clinic: "Dietary fats: Know which type to choose," "What are omega-6 fatty acids?"

Medscape: "Saturated Fat and CAD: It's Complicated."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Omega-3 Fatty Acids."

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: "Essential Fatty Acids," "Saturated Fat."

University of Illinois Extension: "What are Polyunsaturated and Monounsaturated Fats?"

USDA: "Saturated, Unsaturated, and Trans Fats."

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Choose Healthy Fats" and "What are Omega-3 Fatty Acids?"

Today's Dietitian: "Eating Omega-6 Fatty Acids for Heart Health."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on April 23, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Fats 101," "Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids," "Know Your Fats," "Polyunsaturated Fats," "Saturated Fats," "Trans Fats."

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: "Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease."

Cleveland Clinic: "Avoid These 10 Foods Full of Trans Fats."

Harvard Medical School: "Omega-3 Fatty Acids: An Essential Contribution," "The truth about fats, the good, the bad, and the in-between," "Types of Fat."

Mayo Clinic: "Dietary fats: Know which type to choose," "What are omega-6 fatty acids?"

Medscape: "Saturated Fat and CAD: It's Complicated."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Omega-3 Fatty Acids."

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: "Essential Fatty Acids," "Saturated Fat."

University of Illinois Extension: "What are Polyunsaturated and Monounsaturated Fats?"

USDA: "Saturated, Unsaturated, and Trans Fats."

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Choose Healthy Fats" and "What are Omega-3 Fatty Acids?"

Today's Dietitian: "Eating Omega-6 Fatty Acids for Heart Health."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on April 23, 2019

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