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Read labels to know which fats, oils to use

June 06, 2000

Pay close attention to the kinds of fats and oils in the packaged foods you buy. Read the labels and use these lists to help you identify recommended fats and oils.

Recommended
safflower oil
soybean oil
sunflower oil
corn oil
sesame seed oil
canola oil
olive oil
Polyunsaturated margarine
oil-based salad dressing
Not recommended
butter
shortening
bacon, salt pork
suet, lard
chicken fat, meat fat
coconut oil
palm kernel oil
palm oil
Occasional use only
peanut oil
vegetable shortening


- Source: American Heart Association

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