Healthy Ways to Cook: Low Fat

We all know that “FAT” has a bad reputation, and facts about it can get a little confusing. Trans, Saturated, and Unsaturated fat, which are the bad and good options? Fats are separated into two categories, bad and good. Bad fats (Trans & Saturated) are generally solid at room temperature, while good fats (Polyunsaturated & Monounsaturated) are liquid at room temperature.

Pyramid of Sources of Fat Good & Bad

At the bottom of the pyramid are the good fats & examples (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) you should consume the most of out of all the fats. Traveling up the pyramid leads to, and also decreasing intake of the bad saturated and trans fats.

EATING A DIET LOW IN TRANS & SATURATED FAT CAN MAKE YOU HEALTHIER & FEEL GOOD!

     Eating healthy may be challenging, but benefits to motivate you to stay with it are never-ending!

o   Gain BETTER overall health.

o   Gain more ENERGY and physical capability by decreasing your intake of bad fats!

o   Gain an improved appearance and self-image by reducing bad fats in your diet!

o   Become MORE Heart Healthy by cutting back on saturated & trans fats which cause plaque buildup in your arteries

o   Decrease risk of cancer and diabetes.

 

FAT SUBSTITUTION WITHOUT THE TASTE DIFFERENCE!

     Bad fats are easy to replace in recipes, and the best part about it is that you cannot even taste the difference!

     Below are a examples of how to live with a diet low in bad fat through substitution/modification

 

Simple ways to take fat OUT of your diet without realizing it

When baking it’s EASY to swap out High Fat items for Healthier options without changing the taste or texture