1 min read

Learn how to cut fat and cholesterol from your diet by consuming the right fats as part of the Right Bite: Setting the Table for Healthy Eating series. Adults and teens will discover fun ways to make tasty changes to their diet and easy changes to their physical activity.

Healthier Unsaturated Fats

  • Canola, olive, and peanut oils
  • Flaxseed and oil
  • Other vegetable oils
  • Trans fat–free liquid or tub margarines
  • Nuts
  • Fatty fish such as tuna, salmon, and sardines

Less Healthy Saturated and Trans Fats

  • Foods with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils
  • Coconut, palm, and palm kernel oil
  • Any animal fat including lard, fatback, lunch meat, fatty beef or pork cuts, sausage, and bacon
  • Poultry skin
  • Full fat dairy foods such as whole milk, cheese, regular sour cream, butter, and cream

Peer ReviewElaine Softley, Helen Jones, Shonda Miller, and Marilyn Agee, all Regional Extension Agents, Human Nutrition, Diet, and Health, Auburn University

New May 2021, Right Bite: Consuming the Right Fats, But not too Much, FCS-2534

Download this article as a PDF

Did you find this helpful?