At a Glance
- It was very interesting as well as challenging task for me to collect information on Dietary FAT. This is a very vast subject.
- Food is an important part of our life besides health. What we eat and our health, have very strong link.
- Not all FAT is bad to our health. In fact FATs are important to us. Consumed in moderate quantity they give us vitality.
- We get fat from animal as well as plant sources. Examples are given on the respective sections.
- Saturated Fats are solid at room temperatures and have high melting point. When Fats are heated too much their chemical composition changes and they turn bad to us.
- Unsaturated fats stay liquid at room temperatures and have lower melting point.
- We should consume mono and poly saturated fats and have moderate consumption of saturated fat.
- We can eat at a mixture of nuts (like walnut, soyabean, pine nut, sunflower seeds to name a few) a quarter of a cup and 3-4 times in week to get essential fatty acids.
- Avoid Trans Fat. Deep fried foods, commercially processed foods contain trans fat. So consume it cautiously.
- Now-a-days some of the fast foods and ready to consume food items do come with very little or no trans fat at all.
- Besides low or moderate consumption of fats have healthy eating habits with appropriate portion sizes of the food we eat and active life style. This gives a good effect on cholesterol, blood sugars, weigh management.
- Follow Canada Health Guide to plan your food intake.
- Thus we reduce the chance of cardiovascular diseases and other health problems.
- Keep all goodies as your teats and eat them occasionally.
- The experiment I conducted gave me an idea that not all food items are fatty in nature. When we cook then in fat medium they become high in fat.
- Read food labels and list of ingredients when grocery shopping
- Think whether to "LIVE TO EAT OR EAT TO LIVE".
- Happy Eating … Happy health
Now it is time to say thanks to all those who have helped me in reaching my goals.