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Fats in food are bad.


Fats got a bad rap many years ago and that reputation seems to have stuck. Over the years, scientific knowledge has evolved yielding interesting new developments.The focus now is also on consuming a moderate intake (20 to 30 percent of calories or 44 to 77 grams per 2,000 calorie diet) with more of some types of fats (fatty acids) and less of others (i.e., higher intake from polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats from sources such as vegetable oils, nuts, and fish. Keeping intake of trans fat and saturated fat as low as possible, while consuming a nutritionally balanced diet, which can be determined by looking at the Nutrition Facts panel on the food label.

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