Breaking down the Terra’s Kitchen Nutrition Score: Healthy Fats

Posted by Terra's Kitchen on Dec 27, 2016 10:04:43 AM

Layered Vegetable Tamale Snack

High levels of saturated fat are associated with elevated cholesterol. By replacing unhealthy fat with healthy fats like monounsaturated fats, the health risks associated with saturated fat intake are lowered. (Saturated fats are found in food sources like butter, cheese, red meat and other animal-based foods.)

The American Heart Association recommends limiting saturated fats for healthy Americans to less than 7% of your total daily caloric intake. If you need about 2,000 calories a day, less than 140 calories (16g) should come from saturated fats.

 

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the FDA recommends consuming less than 300 mg/day of cholesterol and keeping  the consumption of trans fats as low as possible.

 

Our meals and recipes use as little saturated fat as possible and replace it with healthy fats. Not only do we take care of the prep work, our meals are calorie-controlled and aligned with a variety of different regimens like Paleo and Gluten-Free. Start learning new recipes and saving time as a member of Terra’s Kitchen! Don't forget to tag @terraskitchen and #TerrasKitchen in your social posts.

 

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Terra’s Kitchen’s Healthy Fats Content based on methodologies found in this reference:

  1. American Heart Association: Know Your Fats
  2. FDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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