Keep Saturated Fat Low
The Internet is filled with questionable health claims, writes Julie Upton, who clarifies healthy eating myths in U.S. News & World Report. In particular, some recent studies claim diets high in saturated fat may not be as bad as once thought; however, the studies have several major limitations and misinterpreted results. The American Heart Association still recommends no more than 7 percent of total calories from saturated fat. To accomplish this, eat lean meats and use oils low in saturated fat and high in mono- and polyunsaturated fats, such as canola oil, Upton advises. She also notes that canola oil can replace butter in baking without affecting texture.