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Eating for a healthy heart fact sheetHealthy ‘unsaturated’ fats are to be included in your day everyday along with plant sterols and soluble fibre. This may help to improve your overall heart health. Unhealthy ‘saturated and trans’ fats should be limited.

This fact sheet will help you with:

  • choosing healthy fats and sources
  • practical ways to include this into your diet
  • reducing unhealthy fats in your diet
  • how to read nutrition food labels.

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The contents of this fact sheet were last updated September 2023


While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this material, the information is provided on the basis that persons undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. In particular, readers should seek independent professional medical advice from their general practitioner or specialist in relation to their own individual circumstance or condition before making any decisions based on this information. The material also includes summarised guidelines or recommendations based on information provided by third parties. The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute disclaims to the extent permitted by law, all liability including negligence for claims of losses, expenses, damages and costs that the reader may incur (or suffer) from acting on or refraining from action as a result of all information in these materials.

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