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Reasons to Reduce Saturated Fat

Friday, March 06, 2015

To help reduce your risk of heart disease it is important to focus on decreasing the bad saturated fats in your diet while increasing the healthier unsaturated fats.

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Shift your Focus

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 is shifting the focus on cholesterol and would like us to focus on saturated fat. The Dietary Guidelines Committee (DGAC) states, “previously, the dietary guidelines for Americans recommended that cholesterol intake be limited to no more than 300mg/day. The 2015 DGAC will not bring this recommendation forward because available evidences shows no appreciable relationship between consumption of dietary cholesterol and serum (blood) cholesterol, consistent with American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. Cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.” (1)

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