How to Reduce Saturated Fats

Diana Steele, BSc, RD, discusses how to reduce saturated fats.

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Diana Steele, BSc, RD, discusses how to reduce saturated fats.
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Featuring Diana Steele, BSc, RD Vancouver, BC
How to Reduce Saturated Fats
Duration: 58 seconds

If you've been diagnosed with high LDL cholesterol or you're just trying to make some heart healthy choices, there are several things you can do with your diet, in particular, lowering your dietary saturated fat.

To do that you should try to aim for lower fat animal products. This will help lower your saturated fat. Choose extra lean ground beef, take off the skin from your chicken and choose meats that are less marbled.

You can also add more fish and nuts and seeds as well as choosing vegetarian meals such as beans, and lentils and chickpeas. And try to get rid of some of those high fat deli meats such as bacon, sausages and salami.

You can also reduce your choice of high fat creamy sauces and choose more tomato sauces instead. And finally, limit your egg yolks. If you can limit egg yolks to only two per week, you'll lower your saturated fat intake and your cholesterol.

If you'd like more information on how you can lower your saturated fat intake, you can contact your local registered dietitian. 

Presenter: Ms. Diana Steele, Registered Dietitian, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Registered Dietitian

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.