Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fatty foods on kids

Parents should be aware that giving your children foods that are high in saturated fat can raise the level of cholesterol in the blood and overtime this increases the chance of developing heart disease. So it is best to be aware what kind of foods are high in saturated fats so you can avoid in giving these to your child or at least cut it down.

• Fatty cuts of meat and meat products such as sausages and pies
• Butter, ghee and lard
• Cream, soured cream and crème fraiche
• Full fat cheese
• Pastry
• Cakes and biscuits
• Some sweet and savoury snacks such as confectionery
• Coconut oil, coconut cream and palm oil

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