Saturated Fat Amounts in Common Foods - dummies

Saturated Fat Amounts in Common Foods

Part of Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Limit the amount of saturated fat in your diet and know which items contain it and which don’t, starting with this list of common foods. Check with your doctor or dietician to determine your ‘acceptable’ daily amount of saturated fat intake, and then adjust your menu accordingly.

The usual guideline daily amount is no more than 20 grams saturated fat per day for women, and no more than 30 grams saturated fat per day for men.

  • Beef, stewed, extra lean, minced, per 100 grams: 3.8 grams saturated fat.

  • Butter, per 1 tablespoon: 7.6 grams saturated fat.

  • Carrots, per 1 medium: 0 grams saturated fat.

  • Chicken breast, roast, skinless, per 100 grams: 0.7 grams saturated fat.

  • Chicken, dark meat, roast, skinless, per 100 grams: 2.0 grams saturated fat.

  • Kidney beans, boiled, per 100 grams: 0.1 grams saturated fat.

  • Milk, semi-skimmed, per 100 millilitres: 1.1 grams saturated fat.

  • Milk, whole, per 100 millilitres: 2.5 grams saturated fat.

  • Olive oil, per 1 tablespoon: 1.8 grams saturated fat.

  • Cheddar cheese, per 100 grams: 22 grams saturated fat.