The Saturated Fat Guide

Learn how to add saturated fats into your everyday diet the healthy way.

The Saturated Fat Guide

New research suggests that saturated fats may not play as large a role in developing heart disease as originally suspected. Researchers think that people may be simply replacing saturated fats with refined sugar and processed carbs, which can contribute to a dense buildup of cholesterol more directly than saturated fat does. In fact, scientists now think that saturated fat in moderation may actually help to create HDL (good cholesterol) in your blood. Use this guide to learn which saturated fats you can enjoy in moderation.

Dairy: Milk, Cheese and Yogurt

Eating and drinking dairy products that are labeled fat-free often comes at a cost. In order to compensate for the lack of fat, manufacturers may use refined sugars to boost flavor. In these cases, it is far better to stick to the real thing and monitor your portions. Dr. Oz recommends “medium-fat” dairy products.

Want to help lower your risk of getting cancer? The answer could be in the food you eat! Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer at WebMD and the author of "Take Control of Your Cancer Risk," says there are three kinds of foods that could really help prevent cancer: garlic, fish and grapes. And what three kinds of foods should you avoid? Red and processed meats, refined grains, and alcoholic and sugary drinks. Watch the videos below to learn more about how food could be connected to your cancer risk.