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Swap Your Fats

Olive oil and other unsaturated, heart-healthy fats are a key part of eating the Med Way. Use the fat choice continuum to evaluate where you can swap your fats.

Fats Continuum
Unsaturated Fat
  • Generally found in plants or seafood.
  • Shown to have health-promoting properties.
Saturated Fat
  • Generally found in animal products such as meat, butter, cheese, and milk.
  • Not been shown to have health-promoting properties.
Trans Fat
  • Fat that can be found in processed food, fried food, baked goods, and convenience and freezer food.
  • Shown to be harmful to health.