How to cut down on saturated fat
Practical tips to help you specifically cut down on saturated fat:
- Nutrition labels on the front and back of packaging can help you cut down on saturated fat. Look out for “saturates” or “sat fat” on the label.
- High: More than 5g saturates per 100g. May be colour-coded red.
- Medium: Between 1.5g and 5g saturates per 100g. May be colour-coded amber.
- Low: 1.5g saturates or less per 100g. May be colour-coded green.
Aim to choose products with green or amber for saturated fat. There can be a big difference in saturated fat content between similar products.
Pick the one lower in saturated fat. Serving sizes can vary, so make sure you’re comparing like for like. The easiest way to do this is by looking at the nutritional content per 100g.