While its a good idea to cook low fat and low calorie recipes, you still need to make sure you get the required nutrition. The recommended daily intake of calories is 2000 for the average person. When making a food choice, remember to consider vitamins and minerals.
Being physically active and eating fewer fats will help you lose weight and keep the weight off over time. A healthy eating plan also will lower your risk for heart disease and other health conditions.
But, what do we mean by a low-fat food?
Low Fat Terms
Fewer than 0.5 gram of Fat
Three grams of Fat or fewer
At least 25 percent less Fat than the full Fat product
Foods low in fat:
Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Banana, Grapefruit, Lemon, Kiwi, Mango, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Watermelon, Blueberries, Cherries, Cranberries, Raspberries, Strawberries...
Artichoke, Asparagus, Carrots, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Mushrooms, Onion, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Spinach, Beans and Peas, Brown Rice, Wild Rice, Popcorn...
Whole wheat bread, Muesli, Milk - 1% Reduced fat, Soy milk, Low fat yogurt, Low and reduced fat cheese, Egg whites, Chicken breast, Turkey breast, Lean beef, Lean pork, Lean lamb, Liver, Rabbit, Herring, Salmon, Tuna, Clams, Crab, Lobster, Mussels, Octopus, Oysters, Shrimp...
Low fat peanut butter, Sesame seeds, Almonds, Hazelnuts, Pistachios, Walnuts, Pine nuts...
Eating a low fat diet does not mean sacrificing flavor and taste. You can enjoy many of the foods you love. Picking out foods low in saturated fat can help prevent heart disease and other health issues. Beans, fish and poultry provide plenty of protein, without much saturated fat. Chicken breast is a great choice. Pork can also be very healthy, especially pork tenderloin. Ostrich meat is a red meat that is low in fat. Canadian bacon is low in saturated fat and great substitute for regular bacon. One of the best ways to choose meat low in saturated fat is to eat fish and other seafood, people who eat seafood and fish and eat less fatty meat tend to have a lower risk of heart attack. For example, crab meat is an excellent source of phosphorus, zinc, calcium, and iron and is very low in fat. Kangaroo meat is also very low in fat, especially saturated fat.
Eat plenty of grain products, vegetables, and fruits. Reducing saturated fat to less than 10 percent of calories will help you lower your blood cholesterol level. Protect Your heart choosing lean meats with less saturated fat, or soy and rice milk, can help lower blood cholesterol.