Foods That Contain the Most Fat

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Foods That Contain the Most Fat
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Foods that contain the most fat should be eaten infrequently. The fat content in food is made up of fatty acids or a mixture of saturated and unsaturated fat. The difference between these fats is how much hydrogen they contain. Saturated fats contain the most hydrogen and are the worst for your body.

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Foods That Contain the Most Fat

Dietary Guidelines for Fat Consumption

The 2005 Adult Dietary Guidelines for fat consumption is approximately 25 to 35 per cent of our daily caloric intake. The 25 to 35 per cent fat you need should only include 7 to 10 per cent saturated fats.

According to The American Heart Association, "Saturated fat is the main dietary cause of high blood cholesterol (heart disease). Saturated fat is found mostly in foods from animals (meat and dairy) and some plants (such as nuts)".

Most of the following foods will use up your 25 to 35 daily allowance of fat in one serving. The meat, dairy and nut group contain saturated fat. Also, most snack foods contain nuts and dairy products as well, which are highly saturated.

Meats and Dairy

Meats are high in saturated fat: Stewed Beef
Fried chicken
Sausages
Roast
Steak
Hot dogs Bratwurst Bologna Salami Chicken/yurkey or beef pot pie Pre-packaged frozen dinners Bacon Hamburger

Beverages/dairy/milk: Latte drinks Whole milk Two-per cent milk Milk shakes Cheese Sour cream Clam chowder Creamed soups

Nuts and Oils

Should you choose butter or margarine as a healthier fat? According to the American Heart Association, "Because butter is rich in both saturated fat and cholesterol, it's potentially a highly atherogenic food (a food that causes the arteries to be blocked). Most margarine is made from vegetable fat and provides no dietary cholesterol. The more liquid the margarine, i.e., tub or liquid forms, the less saturated it is."

Nuts and oils: Vegetable oil Shortening
Butter
Margarine
Mayonnaise
Salad dressing Peanut Butter Cashews Peanuts Sunflower seeds Macadamia nuts

Fried foods are fried in shortening, butter or oil, so all the fat that is in the oil is soaked into the food:
French fries Onion rings Crisps Fried zuchinni

Cheese Dishes and Desserts

These dishes contain cheese, but possibly also rich creams and milk: Pasta and cheese dishes Cheesy potatoes Cream-based soups and casseroles Macaroni and cheese Cheese raviolis

Snacks and desserts usually have a high fat content, but also have lots of sugar which will make them high in calories.

Snacks and desserts: Cheesecake Pies topped with whipped cream Coconut Ice cream Donuts
Chocolate Cookies Cream pies Cinnamon rolls Cake with frosting Packaged snack foods

Other foods high In fat: Egg yolks
Olives
Avocado
Potato salad Mashed potatoes and gravy Turkey stuffing Most fast-food Pizza

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