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What kinds of fats are listed on food labels?

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Along with calories per serving, the Nutrition Facts gives you the amount of other nutrients and total fat. It then breaks the total fat number down into saturated fat and trans fat -- the unhealthy fats that can increase the risk of heart disease. For some products, the total fat number is also broken down into polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat, which are healthy fats more beneficial to your health.

From: All About Food Labels WebMD Medical Reference

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American Diabetes Association: "Nutrient Content Claims & Percent (%) Daily Value."

United States FDA/CVSAN : "How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label."

Health.gov: . Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

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Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 13, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: "Nutrient Content Claims & Percent (%) Daily Value."

United States FDA/CVSAN : "How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label."

Health.gov: . Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Ritzcrackers.com.

FDA.

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 13, 2018

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