Avoid Fatty Foods

By: Jakishia Mcilwain ( 4A )

Reasons why fatty foods are bad for you.

Fatty foods can Raise Your Susceptibility to Heart Disease,Lead to Weight Gain,Make You Insulin-Resistant,Raise Your Cancer Risk.

Some foods to avoid ;

Fast foods,Packaged cookies,Cake frosting,Pancakes,Microwave popcorn, Frozen meals, Colas & Sodas, Yogurt, Ketchup, Fried foods, packaged chips,Pork products, Fatty meats & etc.

Frequently asked questions

How many different fats are there?
There are four major dietary fats in the foods we eat: saturated fats, trans fats, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. The four types have different chemical structures and physical properties. The bad fats, saturated and trans fats, tend to be more solid at room temperature (like a stick of butter), while monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats tend to be more liquid (like liquid vegetable oil).

Are all foods labeled "trans fat-free" healthy foods?
Not necessarily. Foods labeled “no trans fat” or cooked with “trans fat-free” oils may contain a lot of saturated fats, which raise your bad cholesterol levels. “Trans fat-free” foods may also be unhealthy in terms of their general nutrient content. For example, baked goods tend to be high in added sugars and low in nutrients.

What are some sources of healthy fats?
Dietary sources of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats include many liquid plant-based oils (such as olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil, soybean oil, corn oil and safflower oil), as well as oily/fatty types of fish (such as salmon, mackerel, herring and trout), many nuts and seeds (such as walnuts and sunflower seeds), nut butters (such as peanut butter), and avocados.

Can fats be part of a healthy diet?
Eating foods with a moderate amount of fat is definitely part of a healthy diet. Just remember to balance the amount of calories you eat with the amount of calories you burn. Aim to eat more vegetables, fruits, whole-grain/high-fiber foods, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, lean meats, poultry, and fish (at least twice a week). This will help keep your diet low in both saturated fats and trans fats.

Some food's that should be included in your diet.

Veggies such as carrots,corn,asparagus.

Fruits such as apples bananas,kiwi.

Meats such as Beef,chicken,turkey and lamb.

Beans such as lamb beans,Kidney beans,Pinto beans.

Nuts such as peanuts,almonds and cashews.

Seafood's such as salmon,scallops,shrimp.

Eggs&Dairy is very important.

Grains such as grain,oats and whole wheat.

Herbs&Spices such as basil,black pepper,parsely