Do you think fat free diets are fatal?

India
February 24, 2007 6:59am CST
Fat free diets are fatal, say nutritionists. There are fats which heal and there are fats which kill. How does one know which fats heal and which fats kill?
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@mmiller26 (1932)
• Canada
24 Feb 07
No diet should be fat free. Every diet needs some. Saturated fats in combination with high carbohydrates are bad, as are transfats. Olive oil is a great fat.
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24 Feb 07
Fats are essential part of your diet, but there are many forms of fats, and some are more harmful than others. As with most things nutritional, fats should form part of a balanced diet, and the key word there is balance. Some people have to maintain a fat free diet for medical reasons. There is a lot in the press in the UK about trans-fats and how they are to be eliminated from processed foods. Fats are made from chains of chemicals, some of which are easier to digest and process by the human body. Their use in processed foods is due to large scale cooking, prolonging shelf life. My brothers had to follow a strict fat free diet for many years because of a medical condition in which their bodies were unable to break down long chain fatty acids. If your doctor says it is ok for you not to eat fat then that advice should be followed. If you are on a drive to lose weight, then cutting down on fat and taking exercise will be a successful route. Otherwise I would maintain a balanced diet.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
24 Feb 07
Fat is essential for your body. If you do not know much bout this i strongly recomend you do some research on it. It may make you feel much better! fat from fish is better than from red meat. You should try to avoid solid/heardened fat, and go for oils instead. Virgin oils are the best. Lots of good fat in nuts, for instanse in Walnuts.
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