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High-fat foods such as fatty meats, poultry with skin, fast food, bacon, and processed meats are all high in saturated fat. This type of fat can increase the risk of heart disease. There are four types of fats: monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, saturated, and trans fats. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are considered good for heart health, but too much saturated or trans fat can be harmful. Saturated fat increases bad LDL cholesterol levels which is a major risk factor for heart disease due to plaque buildup in the arteries. Trans fats not only increase LDL cholesterol levels but also decrease good HDL cholesterol levels, further increasing the risk of heart disease.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends limiting trans fat consumption to less than 1% of total calorie intake per day and saturated fat to less than 10%. Here are 10 foods that should be limited for heart health:

1. Fatty meat: One of the least healthy sources of saturated fat that should be avoided if possible.

2. Poultry with skin: The skin on chicken and turkey can significantly increase the amount of saturated fat consumed when eating these birds. It is recommended to remove the skin before cooking or grilling poultry to reduce its overall calorie count and saturated fat content.

3. Ice cream: High in both sugar and saturated fat, ice cream is a high-calorie treat that should be limited if you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet for your heart.

4. Margarine: While not as high in saturated fat as butter, margarine still contains a significant amount which can be used in many different dishes such as cookies, cakes, pastries and fried foods where it is used instead of butter or oil making it better option than those two choices but not perfect yet

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