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Saturated Fat

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The body needs some saturated fat for cell membrane structure and the immune system, but too much is bad news. This type of fat raises blood cholesterol, which clings to arteries, clogging them and blocking blood flow the heart. They are also partially responsible for other health problems, including arthritis, sterility, cancer and premature ageing. It’s the animal sources of saturated fats that we need to reduce our intake of, as the vegetable sources may have some benefits.

Where do we find them? Sources of saturated fat in the diet are red meat, chicken skin, butter, cream and full cream dairy products

What to do? Limit red meat intake to twice a week and choose more skinless poultry and fish. Choose low fat and fat free dairy over full cream.


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