Oils are not a food group, but they provide essential nutrients. Therefore, oils are included in USDA food patterns.
To reduce your risk for heart disease, cut back on saturated fat and trans fat by replacing some foods high in saturated fat with unsaturated fat or oils.
Fat is an essential nutrient for our bodies. It provides energy. It helps our guts absorb certain vitamins from foods. But what types of fat should you be eating? Are there any you should avoid?
Read about monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats - what they are, where they are found, what they do, and how to use the Nutrition Facts Label to replace saturated fat with mono and polyunsaturated fats.
Read about saturated fat - what it is, where it is found, and how you can use the Nutrition Facts Label for reducing saturated fat in your diet.
Use this list of low-calorie, lower-fat alternatives to provide new ideas for old favorites.
Offers a how-to guide for reducing saturated fats.
Read the latest news and information on dietary fats. Also offers links to research and related topics. Also in Spanish.
Read basic, factual information on dietary fat, including how much fat should be consumed.
Read more about dietary fats and cholesterol in this printable fact sheet.
Trans fats are produced during the hydrogenation of vegetable oils. Concerns about these fats brought about changes to the Nutrition Facts panel in 2006. Read more.