Which Has More Saturated Fat?
What is saturated fat?
Saturated fat is a type of fat that is usually solid at room temperature, such as lard, butter, or coconut oil, and only small amounts of saturated fat are good for you. Too much saturated fat can raise your LDL “bad” cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease. That’s why you shouldn’t get more than 10% of your calories from saturated fats. That’s 200 calories on a 2,000-calorie diet, or 22 grams of saturated fat.
Ice cream or Greek yogurt?
This compares to 4 grams of ice cream. But there’s a problem. The serving size of ice cream is smaller – half a cup. There are “low-fat” and “non-fat” Greek-style yogurts that get rid of all or most of the saturated fat.
Chicken thigh meat or salmon fillets?
Chicken thigh meat
That’s three times more than a serving of salmon. And that’s without the skin, which adds more saturated fat. To reduce, try chicken breast instead. It has about 1 gram per serving.
Bison or beef patty?
But that doesn’t mean you can binge on bison. There are still 3 grams or more of bison meat per serving. In both cases, it’s beneficial to use the leaner meat for the meatloaf to reduce saturated fat.
Beef sirloin or 2% milk?
That’s twice the saturated fat of a 3-ounce serving of prime sirloin, which has had all the visible fat removed. Even if you leave 1/8 of an inch of fat, it only gets just over 2 grams. This means that milk is a better source of nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin D, and calcium. Milk also has fewer calories.
Cheese pizza or potato chips?
Per piece? That’s right. When was the last time you stopped after a slice of pizza? But that doesn’t mean it’s open season on potato chips. One serving – that’s about 15 chips – still has about a gram of saturated fat.
Glazed doughnut or avocado?
However, a whole avocado contains a surprising amount, almost 3 grams. Of course, it’s also rich in vitamins and minerals, which have other health benefits as well. A donut is different – it’s just loaded with sugar and simple carbohydrates that can spike your blood sugar and be bad for your health.
Macadamia nuts or pork tenderloin?
Surprised? Yes, nuts are good for you, but they have a lot of fat, sometimes the saturated kind. Just a quarter cup of macadamia nuts has four times the fat content of an entire dinner of pork loin. But not all pork is created equal, and some have more saturated fat, so do your homework before you start cooking.
Bacon or Cole salad?
We’re talking about the traditional, mayonnaise-based, creamy kind. It has almost twice as much saturated fat as a slice of crispy bacon. It’s a reminder that saturated fat is hidden in many foods you might not suspect.
Caffe Latte or French Fries?
A small serving of French fries still has 3 grams of saturated fat. Just one latte has a lot of saturated fat. And the 16-ounce size isn’t usually the largest size on the menu. Want a fat-free alternative? Try coffee with skim milk or green tea.