Low Fat Foods as Part of a Healthy Diet
Low fat foods is often easy to choose due to many clues available on the food labels.
When a food is low in fat, nutrition claims read like this:
Nutrition claims that are less helpful when choosing food low in fat include the terms reduced, less, and light, since they only mean that the food has fewer calories or grams of fat than the regular version of the food.
Beware... Just because something is low in fat doesn't mean that it is low in calories! So while you want to avoid high-fat foods, you also want to avoid foods that are high in sugar and calories.
When you come to think that most of - the foods that rank at the top of "the list of low fat food" - in the United States Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference - include candy, soda, and fruit drinks - ...
Here's a List of Healthy Low Fat Foods
Except for avocados and olives, remember that most raw fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat.
*These are a few examples of low-fat snacks and most should be eaten in moderation only.
Many low-fat foods become high fat foods when we unknowingly add high fat or hidden fat ingredients to them, including:
Other foods made with hydrogenated vegetable oils, palm kernel oil, or coconut oil, are also high in fat.
Sources: USDA.The Food Label.
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