10 Foods with a Lot of Saturated Fat

1. Bacon

Bacon, in addition to being high in salt, is also high in saturated fat. In fact, saturated fat accounts for 40% of the fat in bacon.

2. Baked goods

Baked items can hide saturated fats, which are usually found in animal sources. Butter and oil are utilized in large amounts, especially in store-bought delicacies that need extra butter and oil to keep moist and last longer.

3. Beef

Beef contains saturated fat, however the amount varies by variety and cut. Top-round steak has 1 gram of saturated fat per ounce, while ribeye has three times that amount.

4. Butter

Butter is loaded with saturated fat. Nearly 60 grams of saturated fat per stick. Even a spoonful on bread has more than 7 grams!

5. Cheese

Cheeses vary in saturated fat content, but most are high. Mascarpone's highest saturated fat content is 29 grams per 100 grams (3.5 ounces).

6. Chocolate

Cocoa butter is used in the production of all chocolate, and cocoa butter contains saturated fat. As a result, all varieties — dark, milk, and white — have substantial levels of saturated fat.

7. Coconut

Coconuts, which are technically fruits, nuts, and seeds, contain saturated fat. A 2-ounce portion of fresh coconut includes 12 grams of saturated fat, and a tablespoon of shavings has 2 grams.

8. Cream 

Heavy cream, the thickest milk product, has the largest total and saturated fat. If you add cream to your coffee, a half-cup serving has 28 grams of saturated fat.

9. Frosting

Frosting contains sugar, milk, butter, cheese, and/or chocolate. Depending on the frosting, a thick coating of saturated fat on a cake or cupcake can be unhealthy.

10. Ice cream

Cream contains saturated fat, therefore ice cream does too. Most ice cream is heavy in sugar, carbohydrates, and calories, making it unhealthy. We eat it virtually daily.