Heart-Healthy Diet Quick Tips (Page 5)

Scan labels for sat fat counts

4. Scan Labels for "Sat Fat"

Saturated fat isn't quite as "bad" as we used to think (read more about the science of saturated fats) but the American Heart Association still recommends limiting saturated fat for a healthier heart. You can use the percent of daily value (DV) information on a product’s Nutrition Facts label to help you decide if the food is a smart choice from a saturated-fat perspective. Five percent or less of the DV is low—and a good choice. Twenty percent DV or more is on the high side.

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