How much fat should be in the diet is a source of controversy in nutrition today.
While there are healthy sources of fat you should be eating, all the foods on this list should be avoided, or at least limited to a very occasional treat.
Of all the fats listed below, trans-fats are easily the most damaging and should be avoided. Read ingredient labels and avoided any trans or partially hydrogenated fats.
High-fat foods to avoid include fast foods, whipped cream, fatty meats, fried foods, fatty snacks, processed meats, desserts, fatty salad dressings, animal fats, and trans-fats. The daily value (DV) for fat is 65 grams per day.
No fat is more damaging to cardiovascular health than trans-fats. Trans-fats became popular for extending the shelf life of foods, however, they are slowly being phased out of use due to their damaging health effects. Check ingredient labels and avoid any foods with trans-fats or partially hydrogenated fats. While margarine is listed here, not all margarine is high in trans-fats. Again, check ingredient labels.