High in saturated fat, fast food, bacon, processed meats and poultry with skin are foods that can increase the risk of heart disease. There are four types of fat: monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, saturated and trans fats. While monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are considered good for your heart health, too much saturated or trans fat can be harmful. Saturated fat increases bad LDL cholesterol, a major risk factor for heart disease due to plaque build-up in the arteries. Trans fats not only increase LDL cholesterol but also decrease the level of good HDL cholesterol further increasing the risk of heart disease.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it’s recommended to limit trans fat intake to less than 1% of total daily calorie intake and saturated fat to less than 10%. Below is a list of 10 foods high in bad fats that should be limited for better heart health:

1. Meat: Fatty meats such as beef and lamb are among the least healthy sources of saturated fat.

2. Poultry with skin: Remove skin to reduce saturated fat intake.

3. Ice cream: High in saturated fat and calories, it’s best consumed in moderation.

4. Margarine: High in saturated fat and often used in fried foods, it’s best avoided or used sparingly.

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