foods that are high in saturated fat

Beef is a well-known source of saturated fat, and the exact amount can vary based on the type and cut of beef. A leaner variety, like top-round steak, has about 1 gram of saturated fat per ounce 

Butter As we previously mentioned, butter boasts a boatload of saturated fat. Each stick (about the amount in a batch of cookies) has nearly 60 grams of saturated fat.

Chocolate All chocolate is made with cocoa butter, and cocoa butter contains saturated fat. That’s why every variety — dark, milk, and white — all contain high amounts of saturated fat.


Coconut You don’t often think of fruits, nuts, or seeds as sources of saturated fat, but that’s the case with coconuts (which are technically all three). A 2-ounce serving of fresh coconut contains about 12 grams of saturated fat

Ice cream Ice cream is made from cream, so it likewise contains a significant amount of saturated fat. It’s basically unhealthy across the board, as most ice cream is also high in calories, carbs, and sugar.

Nut Nuts are known as a healthy snack, but don’t overdo it — nuts contain high levels of saturated fat. Cashew, macadamia, pecan, and Brazil nuts are especially high, but there are some saturated fat-friendly nuts out there.

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