Fat is an important part of our daily diet. Good fat supplies the essential fatty acids that our bodies need for metabolism, vitamin absorption, and other bodily processes. It does not do well to eliminate fat completely. We do, however, need to limit the amount of saturated and trans fats in our diet. The consumption of these fats increase bad cholesterol levels and can lead to obesity. Try these 8 tips to reduce your bad fats intake.
1. Use Lean Meat and Poultry
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Red meat usually has a higher fat content than seafood and poultry. As much as possible, avoid preparing food with beef, pork, and lamb. Try using chicken, turkey, and fish, instead. If using meat can’t be avoided then be sure that you are using lean cuts.