Question of the Week
By Express News Service
03rd February 2013 12:00 AM
Why is saturated fat bad?
Eating a lot of saturated fat can increase the cholesterol in your blood. High levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke and narrowed arteries. Cholesterol is a type of fat that the liver makes from the fatty food you eat.
Saturated fat comes from foods such as butter, lard and ghee, fatty meats and meat products, such as sausages and pies, full fat milk, cream, soured cream and ice cream, cheese, particularly hard cheese, some savoury snacks, such as crisps, coconut oil, coconut cream and palm oil, biscuits, cakes and pastries, and sweets and chocolate. If you do eat foods that contain
saturated fat, it’s a good idea to eat less of them. Include less fat and less fatty foods in your diet. Choose lean meat or skinless poultry, instead of fatty meat or meat products. Trim the fat off meat before you cook it. Grill meat instead of frying it.
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