The low fat diet assists you to lose weight and maintain your body fit and fine with the healthy heart. Obesity is one of the main risk factor for heart disease. To maintain a healthy heart you should try to be physically active as much as you can. The high cholesterol level can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. And people who have high cholesterol level they should maintain a healthy diet and physical activities in their daily routine. A person can reduce their cholesterol level by sustaining to a light diet, which doesn’t include high saturated fat in it.
The food items that we consume include fat that is made up of saturated and unsaturated fats. The saturated fat is not good for our heart as it increases the blood cholesterol level. There are many food items in which saturated fat can be easily found like dairy products such as cheese and butter, meat, fat and few vegetable oils such as palm kernel, coconut and palm oils. In order to sustain a low cholesterol level you should try to avoid saturated fat and stick to unsaturated fat. The food items that contain unsaturated fat are fresh fruits, green vegetables, whole grain food items that are high in fiber and starch and low in fat. To maintain a healthy body always try to follow a diet low in total fat. The food items with low fat also help you to lose weight. If you consume excess of fat it will lead to excess body weight and other health related problems. So follow a diet low in saturated fat.
You can include seafood in your diet as it lowers the risk of heart disease by 29 to 40 percent. You can also follow a Low cholesterol food chart. You should control food items that are high in cholesterol like egg yolk, liver and organ meats. Also bound the, full-fat dairy foodstuffs and high fat processed meats such as sausage, hot dogs and salami. If you intake surplus nutritional fat then it can also enhance your risk of different types of cancer, like breast cancer. Try to follow the cooking methods to reduce fat in your low cholesterol diet plan:
- You can stock up soups, stews and meats in refrigerator for a number of hours or all night. If you do so all fat will get placed on the top, take away them from the surface and then you can eat or serve.
- As a replacement for of full cream milk, you can use skim milk.
- You can replace light or nonfat cream cheese instead of regular cheese in your low cholesterol diet.
- Instead of one full egg you can use 2 egg whites
- Instead of oil you can use nonstick cooking spray