Heart-Smart Fats, Spreads, and Dressings
When purchasing fats, remember to stick with predominantly unsaturated ones. Also, opt for the reduced-fat or fat-free versions of the original dressings and spreads. You'll substantially cut down on your fat intake (and they're usually lower in calories, too).
Here's a master list to select from:
|Monounsaturated||Others that May Come in Handy|
|Olive oil||Nonstick cooking sprays|
|Canola oil||Fat-free and low-fat salad dressings|
|Low-fat dips, soft-tub margarines (regular and reduced fat)|
|Plant sterol and stanol spreads|
|Butter substitutes (sprays or granules)|
|Natural peanut butter|
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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Total Nutrition © 2005 by Joy Bauer. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
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