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Heart-Healthy Diet Quick Tips (Page 5)

Scan labels for sat fat counts

4. Scan Labels for "Sat Fat"

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 high—and "red flags" the food as one to limit. Low-fat Cheddar, which contains 1.2 grams of saturated fat (6% DV) per ounce, is significantly lower in saturated fat than its full-fat counterpart (which weighs in at 6 grams of saturated fat, or 30% DV, per ounce).

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