Boys & Girls Club
of Greater Kansas City Wellness Program
A Guide to Nutrition Labels
Calories and Serving Size
Saturated fats, one of the "bad" fats, are solids at room temperature. They are usually found in dairy products, meats, and lard. Palm oil is, unlike other cooking oils, is high in saturated fats as well. Finally, professed foods are generally very high in saturated fats. Saturated fats have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and can raise cholesterol levels. Saturated fats should be limited in the diet.
Trans Fats can be considered the "really bad" fats. Trans fats are often introduced to processed foods and are not normally found naturally. Foods that have been deep-fried can also be high in trans fats. Trans fats have been shown to raise cholesterol levels, as well as increase the risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Trans fats should be limited or completely removed from the diet.