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  • Dietary fat contains more than double the kilojoules (energy) per gram than carbohydrate and protein. 
  • Animal products and some processed foods, especially fried fast food, are generally high in saturated fats, which have been linked to increased blood cholesterol levels. 
  • Replacing foods high in saturated fats with alternatives higher in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats tends to improve blood cholesterol levels. 
  • It is important to select lower saturated fat varieties of core foods such as dairy products and meats.
  • Following a Mediterranean diet, which is a diet high in healthy fats (such as extra virgin olive oil), fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grain breads and cereals, may reduce your risk of chronic disease development and increase your life expectancy. 

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Reviewed on: 09-04-2020