Low Fat Recipes
What Is Fat?
Before you start a low fat diet, you have
to know that you cannot avoid fats totally. Fat is needed to store
energy in your body. Without it, some vitamins cannot be absorbed
well in your body. Vitamin A, D and E are fat soluble and as a
result, good fats should exist in your diets to help your body to
absorb them properly.
Good fats are usually produced from plants. For instance, flax seed oil, extra virgin olive oil and oils produced from sources like avocados, seeds, nuts and coconuts. However, you do not need much oil to help in absorption of vitamins. Consume ¼ of an avocado or five to ten nuts should provide enough fat to carry out the function.
What is Low Fat Diet?
According to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), low fat foods should contain less fats, especially the bad fats namely saturated fats and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL). Too much intake of saturated fat and LDL would increase the chances of getting chronic diseases like heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases.
An ideal low-fat diet should contain 65
grams or less of total fat each and every day. Saturated fat is not
good for the body and you should try your best possible to avoid it.
Make it a habit to read the nutrition facts of the foods before
buying them. This is vital in tracking the total quantity of fat in
your food intake.
A good practice of low-fat diet should not be limited to tracking the calories from fat you consume. In fact you should look beyond that. Practicing smaller portions but more frequent eating is good as it helps in energy storing in your body. If you are on a low-fat diet to lose weight, frequent exercise would definitely achieve better results.
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