Where do I find saturated fats in food
Saturated fats are often called ‘bad fats’ – they are not considered essential for good health, and have been linked with an increased risk of high blood cholesterol levels in the body which in turn is a risk factor for heart disease.
Saturated fat is a type of fat that is solid at room temperature. It is mainly found in animal products but can be found in some plant sources.
- Dairy foods – such as butter, cream, ghee, regular-fat milk and cheese
- Meat – such as fatty cuts of beef, pork and lamb, processed meats like salami, sausages and the skin on chicken.
- Palm oil
- Cooking margarine and copha
- Coconut oil, milk and cream.
- Fatty snack foods
- Deep fried take away foods
- Pastries and pies.