How do I know how much fat is in my food?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Dietitian Sarah Alligood discusses how to know how much fat is in food.

    Host: How do I know how much fat is in my food?

    Sarah Alligood: It's really easy to find out how much fat is in your food. When you flip over any nutritional product, there will be a rectangle on the back called the Nutrition Facts panel, that Facts panel is going to tell you first of all, the total amount of fat in that product, in a serving of that product, it will also tell you the amount of Saturated Fat and Trans Fat. Now some products will also tell you about unsaturated fats, but some won't, but you can kind of figure it out on your own. So if you know that the saturated and trans levels are a lot lower than the total fat, the rest of the fat is probably made up from unsaturated fats.