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What Do You Know About Fats?

Fat is 1 of the 3 main components of food, along with carbohydrates and protein. It’s important to a healthy diet—but only in modest amounts. Not all types of fat are healthy. Find out more about fat by taking the following quiz.

1. Which of these food types is the main dietary cause of high cholesterol in the blood?
2. If you have a normal cholesterol level, what portion of your total daily calories can come from saturated fat?
3. Monounsaturated fats may help lower your blood cholesterol levels. Which of these is a monounsaturated fat?
4. Trans-fatty acids are another type of saturated fat that can raise cholesterol levels. Which of these is a source of trans fat?
5. If you consume 2,000 calories a day and want to limit the amount of fat you eat to no more than 30%, how many grams of fat is that?
6. Fat substitutes are one option for cutting the fat calories in foods. What are fat substitutes made of?

Medical Reviewers:

  • Horowitz, Diane, MD
  • Turley, Raymond Kent, BSN, MSN, RN