A fat lot of good
Cut back on...
- The amount of saturated fats you consume. They can raise blood-cholesterol levels and increase your risk of heart disease. There is no need to stop eating red meat - in fact, if you trim the fat from a piece of meat and it looks lean, it's reasonably low in fat at between 4-8 grams per 100g and likely to be lower in fat than a piece of roast chicken with the skin left on.
- Trans fats. It is now thought that their effect on the body may be worse than saturated fats. Check ingredient labels. If you see 'hydrogenated oil/fat' or 'partially hydrogenated oil/fat' listed, then that product is likely to include trans fats; and the higher up the ingredients list it is, the more trans fats there are likely to be.
- Foods laden with saturated and/or trans saturated and/or trans fats, including biscuits, butter, cakes, cheese, pastries, pies, sausages, ready meals, bought sandwiches and foods containing coconut containing coconut or palm oil, or lard.
Avoid foods including biscuits, butter, cakes, cheese, pastries, pies, sausages and ready-meals.