Common problem Are You On A Low-Fat Diet?
Low- Fat diet has been promoted by the US Department of Health since the late 1970’s. But what does low- fat diet really mean?
Basically, there are three types of fat: Saturated fat which is the Bad fat because it increases the blood cholesterol level, Polyunsaturated fat that decreases the blood cholesterol level, and the Monounsaturated fat which decreases the Low- density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol or the “bad cholesterol”.
Low- fat diet means: decreasing the consumption of food that contains saturated fat while increasing the consumption of food that contains polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat.
Food like most meat and dairy products, butter, and tropical oils such as coconut oil and palm oil should be avoided as they are high in saturated fat.
Polyunsaturated fat are usually found in plant food sources such as corn, soybean, safflower, and sunflower. Food sources for Monounsaturated fat includes olive oil, peanut oil, canola oil, and some fruits like avocado.
Are you on a low-fat diet? If not, it is time to change your diet and you know what food to choose, right?