Tips for a Low fat healthy diet

By: navjeet kaur

Are you conscious about your diet, but not aware of a healthy but low fat diet? This is a very common confusion for many regarding low fat diet, because they often have a notion that low fat foods are not healthy. Foods rich in fat can lead to obesity and many more diseases; so it is essential to consume appropriate nutritional foods

Before choosing any low-fat healthy food, you need to know the nutritious value of the less fatty foods. To stay healthy and fit, you should take protein food with less fat. Carbohydrate foods can also affect your health. For instance, sugar or sweet components contain tremendous amount of carbohydrate but less fat. However, too much sugar content can hamper your health.

Alternatively, you also have to take care as to which kind of food aggravates muscle and bone building mechanism in your body. Vitamin A, D, E and K are most essential in order to restore body metabolism. It is mandatory to know that fats help in maintaining body temperature and provide energy. However, it is also necessary to know that all fats are not good for health. While the non-saturated fats protect the body, the saturated fats are responsible for causing heart disease and weight gain.

Some of the popular and recommended low fat high protein foods are listed below. You can get a fair idea as to what are required and what are not.

• Fish is a great source of low fat and high protein food. Along with protein, fishes like salmon, mackerel, sardines or fresh tuna carries omega-3 fatty acid which accelerates weight loss and fight against harmful cholesterols.

• Chicken is also known to be a low fat food. You can add chicken in your diet chart to get rid of obesity.

• Low fat dairy products are available in market, such as fat less butter, low fat cottage cheese, skimmed milk, organic yogurt etc. These products are healthy, as well as have low fat content.

• Beans are a wonderful source of healthy food for vegetarians. Soybeans, kidney beans, black beans and such foods are rich in protein but low in saturated fats.

• Avoid eating egg yolk; you can take the albumen (white part of the egg).

• Better quit fried and junk foods, like, French fries, cutlets, chips, burgers etc.

• Chocolates, cakes and ice-cream can adversely attack your body mechanisms. It is better if you avoid these foods and start taking low fat yogurt or unsweetened fruit juice.

• Fruits, like grapes, raspberries, banana, mango chunk, blueberries, are low in calories; so they can be a vital component in your diet chart of low-fat foods.

• Eat whole grain, fiber foods and quit taking packed/processed foods.

• Soda, alcohol, soft-drinks have huge amount of fat. Keep these aside and go for some healthy drink like green tea.

The above diet script has to be coupled with some daily exercises, in order to extract the maximum output. Strike a balance between your health and lifestyle, so that you can enjoy your life to the fullest.

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