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Healthy Eating Tip: Saturated Fat Substitutions

Let's remember the basics: Saturated fat is the destructive fat. It's not essential for our bodies like omega-3s, and it is actually rather harmful as it clogs arteries, raises LDL (bad) cholesterol, and can lead to heart attacks. As if that wasn't bad enough, a recent study shows that a diet high in saturated fat can also lead to cancer of the small intestine. With that said, it's best to ditch the saturated fat in your diet, but that doesn't mean you have to give up the foods you love.


To learn about healthier alternatives to foods high in saturated fat, read more.

Instead of Try this
Whole cream (when baking) Plain yogurt
Half-and-half (in your coffee) Silk soy creamer
Whole milk yogurt Nonfat Oikos Greek yogurt
Butter (when baking) Earth Balance sticks
Cream cheese (on your bagel) Lowfat cottage cheese
Dulce de leche ice cream Stonyfield Farm Creme Caramel frozen yogurt
Butter (when cooking) Canola oil
Egg Two egg whites
Mayonnaise Nayonaise (made from soy)
Cheddar cheese Mozzarella
Butter (on popcorn) Nutritional yeast
Pork sausage Chicken sausage
Hamburger Veggie burger
Bacon Lightlife Smart Bacon

If you have a substitution, share it in the comments section below.

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