Fat-free products: benefits or harms for weight loss and health


Non-fat productsYour diet involves a minimum of fat? You buy only low-fat products, believing that only they will benefit you? But, oddly enough, not all fat-free products are equally useful. Let's try to understand what is useful and what is harmful.

Currently, on the shelves you can find a lot of products, the fat content in which, judging by the label, close to zero. But look at the Americans, showing by example that the use of low-fat products leads to unhealthy fullness. Why? Eating fats, we quickly and permanently saturate your body, hunger does not bother long enough. And products with a minimum amount of fat, now fashionable, practically do not saturate - after a short period of time the feeling of hunger returns, we again try to satisfy it with products that do not contain fats. And so several times a day. As a result, those who consume fat-free products, not counting calories eaten during the day much more, on average, this diet leads to an increase in caloric intake, about 200-300 kcal.

Choose dietary fat-free products
When choosing a product, you should not rely only on advertising, designed to present any product in the most favorable and not always truthful light. To avoid errors, carefully read the label of the purchased product. The minimum percentage of fat is often adjacent to sugar or sweeteners, chemical preservatives and flavors and other unsafe additives - the fewer of them in the product, the better for our health.

For Example, dietary bread, can be quite a high-calorie product, they contain milk powder, salt and a significant amount of simple carbohydrates that do not saturate the body for a long time, so as a dietary product is more suitable bread baked from coarse flour, from which the body will receive the necessary vitamins and plant fiber.

Do Not include in your list of dietary products and Breakfast cereals (fast food). Yes, there are no fats in them, but there are: the same simple carbohydrates, flavors, can also be part of TRANS fats. By eating a healthy diet is better to choose the usual cereal: buckwheat, brown rice, oatmeal and others, welded on water.

Fat-Free cottage cheese oddly enough, can often have the same and even more calories and slightly more fat, be sure to read what is written on the package. The explanation is simple: in low-fat cottage cheese is often added substances that improve the taste of the product.

Low-fat Dairy products can be bought only by the retention time and the implementation of which is minimal. And compare caloric content - the energy value of skimmed dairy products differs little from similar products with a small percentage of fat content. Yoghurts it is worth buying only natural, without any additives and unsweetened.

If you buy lean meat semi-finished products, read the composition on the package, quite often they add TRANS fats, which are considered to be the culprits of increasing the level of "bad" cholesterol in the blood. The same can be attributed to margarine and spreads.

Of Course, when you can choose more or less low-fat products of natural origin need to buy less fat. In the diet should be present: rabbit, white poultry, veal, beef. As for fish, it is necessary to include in the diet and fatty, and low-fat varieties of fish, and seafood.

Than useful fats

• regular intake of fatty acids, which are abundant in fatty fish varieties, is a guarantee of strength and elasticity of blood vessels,
• foods that have a normal percentage of fat content contain acids that regulate metabolism. The use of only fat-free products will lead to disruption of metabolic processes, which ultimately will affect the shape - extra pounds is ensured.
• fat-like substance lecithin is part of the cell membrane,
• small fat reserves on the hips and abdomen of women contribute to the production of hormones that are directly related to female attractiveness.
So that the fat within reasonable limits is not harmful, but very useful.

You can Eat fat-free products if you want to lose weight, but you should be responsible for their choice, not replacing completely the body needs small amounts of fat chemical additives, which in the end will only harm, including for the figure.

Read also about fat content in food.

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