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Do You Know the Facts on Solid Fat?
"Solid fats" are fats that are solid at room temperature. Most solid fats contain high amounts of saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol, which may increase your risk of heart disease.
Some common solid fats are:
- Milk fat
- Beef fat (tallow, suet), chicken fat or pork fat (lard)
- Stick margarine
- Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils
- Coconut, palm and kernel oils
For a healthier option, cook with liquid oils such as olive or canola oil. Limit foods that contain high amounts of solid fat like desserts, baked goods, pizza, sausage, hot dogs, bacon, ribs, ice cream, fried foods and meats, and regular ground beef or cuts of meat with marbling or visible fat.
For more information on how to lead a healthier lifestyle, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit our Eat Right Nutrition Tips section.
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