October Nutrition Tips: Living a Low-Fat Lifestyle

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Fats and oils are essential for a complete healthy lifestyle because they are significant sources of energy for the body. They come in either a liquid form or a solid form. Since some fats are good, while others are not, it is important to consume them in moderation to maintain good health.

Healthy fats

  • Monounsaturated fats: mainly come from plants like olive oils, canola oil, and peanut oil.
  • Polyunsaturated fats: typical vegetable oils like corn, soybean, safflower, and sunflower
  • Omega-3 fatty acids: found in plant sources such as soy bean, canola, walnuts, and flaxseed; are also found in fish such as salmon and mackerel.
  • Omega-6 fatty acids: sources include nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils.

Unhealthy fats

  • Trans fats: found in junk food such as chips and  baked goods
  • Saturated fats: usually found in animal products such as meat, seafood, dairy products, and egg yolks.

 Follow these tips to maintain a low fat lifestyle!

Las grasas y aceites son fundamentales para un estilo de vida complete y saludable. Vienen en dos formas, en formas liquidas o solidas. Son una fuente significativa de energía para el cuerpo. Hay diferentes tipos de grasas; algunas son buenas y otras no son buenas, entonces deberían de ser consumidas con moderación.

Grasas saludables

  • Monoinsaturadas: principalmente vienen de las plantas como aceites de olivo, aceites de canola, y aceites de maní.
  • Grasas poliinsaturados: típicamente aceites de vegetales como maíz, soya, cartamo, y aceite de girasol.
  • Omega-3: son encontrados en Fuentes de plantas tales como, en el frijol de soya, aceites de canola y nueces. Algunos son encontrados en el salmon, arenque.
  • Omega-6: sus Fuentes vienen de las nueces, semillas, y aceites de vegetales.

Grasas no saludables

  • Saturadas: usualmente encontradas en grasas de animal tales como, carnes, mariscos, piel de aves, y la yema del huevo.
  • Grasas trans: encontradas en comidas rápidas como, papas fritas, productos horneados.

Viviendo un estilo de vida bajo en grasa

                                                                                                                       

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