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Fats and Oils
Use Sparingly
Serving Size
1 teaspoon oil, mayonnaise, butter, margarine
or other solid fat
These foods count as 1 teaspoon of oil: 2 teaspoons peanut butter,
1/4 ounce nuts, 5 olives, 1/8 avocado, 1 tbsp salad dressing

Total fat in American diets averages 38% of calories. A lower goal (30% fat or less) is recommended. Because fat does increase satiety (fullness), a little bit is suggested with each meal. But be aware of foods which are loaded with fat (fried foods, pastries, ice cream, full-fat dairy foods and fatty meats). They are often the culprits in high fat diets. Selecting lower fat options within all food group categories will make a big difference in total calories, and health.

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