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Calcium-Rich Foods

Fats, Oils & Sweets

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Nutrition News for Fats & Oils

Although you need some fat in the food you eat, it is wise to choose sensibly. Some kinds of fats, especially saturated fats, may increase your risk of heart disease by raising blood cholesterol. Saturated fats are "hard" fats. They include high-fat dairy products (cheese, whole milk, cream, and butter), fatty meats, lard, palm oil, and coconut oil.

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Unsaturated fats do not raise blood cholesterol.They occur in vegetable oils, nuts, olives, avocados, and fatty fish like salmon. Unsaturated fats are liquid. Some unsaturated fats such as olive oil and fatty acids from fish may help prevent heart disease.

Important Concept!Remember, fat in any form contains more calories than other foods, and should be eaten in moderation. Eating less fat, especially saturated fat, may improve your chances of avoiding some types of cancer and heart disease.

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