Heart-Smart Fats, Spreads, and Dressings - FamilyEducation

Heart-Smart Fats, Spreads, and Dressings

Be kind to your heart and cut down your fat intake by using low-fat and reduced-fat dressings and spreads.

When purchasing fats, remember to stick with predominantly unsaturated ones. Also, opt for the reduced-fat or fat-free versions of the original dressings and spreads. You'll substantially cut down on your fat intake (and they're usually lower in calories, too).

Here's a master list to select from:

Monounsaturated Others that May Come in Handy
Olive oil Nonstick cooking sprays
Canola oil Fat-free and low-fat salad dressings
Low-fat dips, soft-tub margarines (regular and reduced fat)  
Plant sterol and stanol spreads  
Butter substitutes (sprays or granules)  
Low-fat mayonnaise  
Soy mayonnaise  
Natural peanut butter  
Almond butter  
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