Low Saturated Fat diet
Saturated fats increase our LDL cholesterol, the so-called “bad” cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is considered bad because it increases our risk of heart disease and stroke. This is why many doctors consider saturated fats the “bad” fats.
A quick way to spot a saturated fat is that it’s solid at room temperature. Think lard, butter and tropical oils. In contrast, unsaturated fats like olive oil are liquid at room temp.
About saturated fats:
They are naturally-occurring fats.
Foods high in saturated fat usually come from:
Animal products like animal fat, fatty meat, full-fat dairy and egg yolk.
Tropical plant oils like coconut, palm and palm date.
The American Heart Association recommends no more than 13 grams of saturated fats a day.