Saturated fat

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Eating a high blood pressure diet

Eating a high blood pressure diet

Lifestyle and high blood pressure: The practical stuff

Q. I have high blood pressure. How do I cut down on saturated fat?

A. In some ways it is easy to see the foods that contain saturated fat and should be avoided. For example the fat on the outside of cuts of meat and the cream on the top of a pint of whole milk. However, much of the saturated fat that you eat is hidden in processed foods and this can make it hard to know how much you are eating.

One way way to see how much saturated fat you are eating is to look at the food labels. The information they contain can help you to select low-fat foods, see below:

For more on the effects of saturated fats, please see our Saturated fats page on our main site.

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