Let's remember the basics: Saturated fat is the destructive fat. It's not essential for our bodies like omega-3s, and it is actually rather harmful as it clogs arteries, raises LDL (bad) cholesterol, and can lead to heart attacks. As if that wasn't bad enough, a recent study shows that a diet high in saturated fat can also lead to cancer of the small intestine. With that said, it's best to ditch the saturated fat in your diet, but that doesn't mean you have to give up the foods you love.
To learn about healthier alternatives to foods high in saturated fat,
|Instead of||Try this|
|Whole cream (when baking)||Plain yogurt|
|Half-and-half (in your coffee)||Silk soy creamer|
|Whole milk yogurt||Nonfat Oikos Greek yogurt|
|Butter (when baking)||Earth Balance sticks|
|Cream cheese (on your bagel)||Lowfat cottage cheese|
|Dulce de leche ice cream||Stonyfield Farm Creme Caramel frozen yogurt|
|Butter (when cooking)||Canola oil|
|Egg||Two egg whites|
|Mayonnaise||Nayonaise (made from soy)|
|Butter (on popcorn)||Nutritional yeast|
|Pork sausage||Chicken sausage|
|Bacon||Lightlife Smart Bacon|
If you have a substitution, share it in the comments section below.