One of the best ways to reduce your risk of CVD is to keep cholesterol level in your blood at a healthy level. You should try to avoid or cut down on the following foods, which are rich in saturated fat:
- fatty cuts of meat and meat products, such as sausages and pies
- butter, ghee and lard
- cream, soured cream, creme fraiche and ice cream
- cheese, particularly hard cheese
- cakes and biscuits
- coconut oil, coconut cream and palm oil
It is recommended that the average man should have no more than 30g saturated fat a day and the average woman should have no more than 20g saturated fat a day. To get an idea how much saturated food you are consuming, take a look at the food labels of the foods you are eating.