Avoiding Harmful Fats

Avoiding Harmful Fats

January 13, 2020 6 By William Morgan


– Hello, my name is Sarah Meyers. I’m a Registered Dietitian, here at the University of
Michigan Health System. We have unhealthy fats that
our bodies do not need. They’re called saturated
fats and trans fats. Saturated fats are found
in fatty cuts of meat, especially the fatty
cuts with the marbling. They’re also found in meats with the white layer around the edges, the skin on poultry, as well as whole milk and 2% milk, and anything made with those products, like regular cheese, regular
ice cream, also butter. Saturated fats can raise our cholesterol including the total
cholesterol and the LDL or bad cholesterol. We also have trans fats. Trans fats are found in
commercially baked goods like cakes, cookies, pies,
a lot of deep fried foods. They’re also know as
partially hydrogenated oils. Trans fats also raise our cholesterol, the total and the bad cholesterol. They can also bring down
our good cholesterol, known as the HDL. Trans fats can also promote inflammation. It’s important to limit saturated fats, but avoid trans fats because
they are so much more harmful. Trans fats are also know as
partially hydrogenated oils. So, be sure you read the
ingredient list for anything that has partially hydrogenated oils.