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The nutrient content claim is low in saturated fat. This means that all Dare Products containing the low in saturated fat claim symbol have met the criteria set out by the Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration. For example, Dare Vinta crackers contain 1 gram of saturated (and 15% or less of calories coming from saturated fat) per 2 crackers (13 grams) portion.
There are different types of fats in foods including saturated, unsaturated and trans fats. Most saturated fats are solid at room temperature. Saturated fat is commonly found in firm fat that comes from animal sources such as meat, butter, full-fat milk cream and cheese. Saturated fat is also made by hardening liquid vegetable oils and is found in some processed foods that contain fully hydrogenated vegetable oil.
Choosing the right amount and types of fats can lower your risk of developing certain diseases such as heart disease. Jane Dummer, Registered Dietician agrees, the research shows a diet high in saturated and trans fat can lead to an increase in your total and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL –C) levels, raising your risk for heart disease.
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education. These guidelines (found at www.choosemyplate.gov) provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. Oils and fats supply calories and essential fats to help our bodies absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.
A person’s allowance for oils depends on age, gender, and level of physical activity. The type of fat consumed is as important for health as the total amount consumed. Keep total fat intake between 20 to 35 percent of calories with most fats coming from sources of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids such as fish, nuts and vegetable oils. Other key recommendations for Americans include consuming less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fatty acids and less than 300 mg/day of cholesterol and keeping trans fatty acid consumption as low as possible.
Simple ways to choose better fats
Jane Dummer, Registered Dietician recommends for good health, to limit the amount of saturated and trans fat in your day. Check the Nutrition Facts Panel and choose foods that are low in saturated fat with no or minimal trans fat. Choose foods that contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat such as sunflower, canola and soybean oils found in many Dare products.
Menu Planning Ideas
For a delicious, mid morning snack enjoy four (4) toasted sesame Water Crackers with an apple. Have four (4) grainsfirst whole grain snack crackers paired with tuna salad (made with low fat dressing) for a tasty part of your lunch. Do you have a craving for something around 3:00 pm in the afternoon? Try seven (7) Breton Reduced Fat and Sodium crackers with fresh salsa for a yummy, healthy snack.