LIMIT SATURATED FATS
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), too much saturated fat can increase cholesterol levels and risk of heart disease. Foods high in saturated fat include whole milk and whole-milk dairy products, lard, coconut oil, palm oil, bacon, fatty cuts of beef, cream, and butter. The AHA recommends limiting saturated fat to less than 7 percent of your total daily calories. If you need 2000 calories per day to stay at a healthy weight, that means holding saturated fat to less than 16 grams per day. For comparison, one tablespoon of butter has 8 grams of saturated fat.