Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure

5.10 The Facts on Fat and Sugar

Fats come from foods like butter, margarine, oil, eggs, meat, fish, nuts, and seeds. Fat is an important nutrient, but not all fats are made equal.

There are different types of fat:

  • trans-fat
  • saturated fat
  • unsaturated fat

It is best to limit trans-fat and saturated fat and consume small amounts of unsaturated fats. Here are four ways to get the good healthy fats in your diet.

Cutting back on sugary foods and drinks can help with weight loss, and indirectly reduce blood pressure. Check this handout to learn of some easy and fun ways to cut back on sugar in your diet.

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