Fats, Oils and Sweets

Eating too many high-fat foods not only adds excess calories (which can lead to obesity and weight gain), but can increase your risk factor for several diseases. Heart disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer and osteoarthritis have all been linked to diets too high in fat. If you consume too much saturated and trans fats, you are more likely to develop high cholesterol and coronary artery disease.

Instead of this:

Try this:


Fig bars, gingersnaps and molasses cookies

Shortening, butter or margarine

Olive, soybean and canola oils

Regular mayonnaise

Nonfat or light mayonnaise

Regular salad dressing

Nonfat or light salad dressing

Using fat (including butter) to grease pan

Nonstick cooking spray