Saturated fats have long been linked to an increased risk for heart disease. Now, research suggests that these unhealthy fats could also affect your bone health.
Limit foods high in saturated fat, such as cream, butter and fatty meats. Instead choose foods low in this type of fat. Here are some helpful tips: eat a variety of fruits and vegetables; eat a variety of grain products, including whole grains; eat fish at least twice a week, particularly fatty fish (e.g. salmon or mackerel); include fat-free and low-fat milk products, legumes (e.g. beans), skinless poultry and lean meats (e.g. ostrich); choose fats and oils with 2g or less saturated fat per tablespoon, such as tub margarine, canola, soy and olive oils.
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