4 High-fat Foods You Should Avoid

Written by Robert J. Matthews

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It's clear that butter and oil are high in saturated fat, but it's easy to forget about them when you're not adding them yourself.

Baked desserts

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Most baked treats, like brownies, cookies, and cakes, start with butter or oil, so don't eat too many of them. 

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We're giving butter its own entry even though it's often added to baked and cooked goods before they're bought. 

Butter

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This is because, unlike fat and shortening, butter is often added on top of things like bagels, toast, rolls, and pancakes. 

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Candy has a lot of fat and calories. Candies made with chocolate have a lot of saturated fat from the cocoa butter, which can add up quickly. 

Candy

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A regular Hershey's, Snickers, or Milky Way bar has about 15 grams of fat, with 7 grams of saturated fat. 

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The oils used to make potato chips are high in fat, but potatoes themselves are low in fat.

Chips

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And it's bad that it adds up to too much saturated fat, especially if you eat a lot of chips.

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