Sunday, November 25, 2007

Fat Sources in Your Diet

The following table shows you the natural fat sources, and where you may find processed trans fat sources in your diet:

Diet Start
  • Processed trans fats
  • processed peanut butter
  • baked goods
  • frozen dinners
  • processed meat products
  • breakfast cereals
  • confectionery
  • margarines and hydrogenated spreads dried fruits
  • chocolate
  • low-fat and lite products
  • crackers
  • snack foods like chips
  • Natural fats
  • nuts
  • seeds eggs fish
  • chicken
  • meat butter fruits and vegetables
  • legumes and grains cold-pressed and unrefined oils

As you can see, butter is a natural fat, and we believe butter is better for you in moderation than a processed trans fat. However, butter is high in saturated fat, and should only be used sparingly.

Note: A small amount of trans fat can occur naturally in animal products such as meat and milk. This is due to the bacteria in the animal's gut, which produce these fats and transfer them on. These fats are only found in minimal amounts and they are recognised by your body as naturally occurring trans fats. Therefore the body does not respond to them in the same way it does to trans ('plastic') fats as mentioned above.

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