Hidden fat content in diet
We all know that all oily and also fried foods have higher fat content in them so they are completely banned in weight watcher’s list. But when you closely observe your daily meal and check the fat content of each and every food, then to your surprise you will still find many foodstuffs loaded with fat and you are not aware of that.
Whole milk and Cream
Whole milk, particularly of buffalo milk, has the very high-fat content as compared to cow’s milk. That is why always prefer skimmed milk or toned milk which is available in the market. The cream is nothing but concentrated fat from the milk, so again it is very high in its fat content. Around 10-15 grams of fat can be found in whole milk and cream prepared from that.
All nuts are rich in their fat content, but few nuts like Almonds and Walnuts have ample amount of good fat i.e. Omega 3 fatty acids compared to other nuts like Cashew nuts, pistachio, raisins etc. Also coconut (fresh/dry) or groundnut these are the most commonly used nuts for cooking are also a rich source of saturated fats. So apart from almonds and walnuts, try and avoid other nuts family items.
Peanut butter / Butter/Margarine
All the butter family items are definitely a barred food products when you are on healthy diets. They are one of the richest sources of monounsaturated fats and thus very unhealthy for our body. 5 grams of butter gives you 4 grams of fat, which is surely a No for your diet. Peanut butter is normally considered healthy, but it has around 5 grams of fat in 10grams of servings.
Real mayonnaise is prepared by using pure egg yolks, particularly while eggless mayonnaise is prepared from starchy potatoes. Egg yolk is considered to be the richest source of a fat, and a higher amount of starch from potato gets converted into fat when taken in considerable amount. So ultimately it adds up to your fat pool. Around 75-80gms of fat can be seen in 100gm of mayonnaise. So this is the rich source of fat.
Cheese is the most tempting food product available in the market, which makes your dish looks good also and tempting also. But 100 grams of cheese has around 30 grams of fat. So not just cheese but also banned preparations such as Pizza, Burger, cheese sandwiches, pasta, toasts etc.
Normally anybody is made up of muscles and also fat, so animal body also has rich fat content particularly in case mutton or organ meat of chicken as well as mutton. So always prefer lean meat whiles selecting in chicken or avoid taking organ meats such as liver, brain etc. Restrict intake of mutton as less as possible to reduce fat content in your diet.
Cakes and Pastries
You must be thinking that these sweets cakes and pastries can add into sugar pool and not fat pool. But as mentioned the earlier excess amount of sugar from out diet gets converted to fat in the body. That is why avoid these products in your diet to control fat content.
Movie theater popcorns
Surprised? But unfortunately, it is true. These movie theater popcorns convert into high fatty foodstuff due to the way of its processing. They add too much of butter/oil in these popcorns to pop-up quickly and also to make it tastier.
Ready to cook packaged meals
It is most common fact that to increase the shelf life of any product excess amount of Oil and salt is added along with other preservatives making it high fat dish. They are the most hazardous source of trans fats so completely avoid them.
Although few fishes are healthy and contain a good type of fat, some sea foods such as shrimps, prawns, lobsters, and crabs have a higher amount of unhealthy fats, so you need to control the intake of such foods in your diet.
It is always important to be aware of your meals’ fat content when playing the good fat/bad fat game. However, with our sometimes busy and active lifestyles, we can’t always make the healthy choice or comb through each meal’s ingredients to make sure that we are consuming the right amount of the right fats. Supplementing your diets with vitamins and minerals can help to ensure that we are getting the right nutrition on a consistent basis. When it comes to fats, omega fatty acid supplements can ensure that you are getting the good fats you need to maintain a healthy, balanced diet.