Health Risks of Eating Low-Fat Foods

Eating low-fat diet in an awful-extreme way is not good for your health especially if you are trying to lose weight. Medical and nutrition experts always suggests that moderation is what we need to acquire optimum health. So why is low-fat diet not good for your everyday meals? This article will give you some reasons why low-fat foods is not always a good thing.

How much fat do we need to stay healthy? This question now lingers to your mind if you happen to get curious about this post’s title. Being conscious about your fat intake is one of the best health program that you can do to maintain a healthy heart, functioning liver and of course lose weight naturally. But if you take this weight loss regimen too seriously, it would damage your health instead of improving it.

low-fat foodsTo have a better understanding of fats, let me introduce to you first its health functions. Most fats are macro nutrients which are health-promoting compounds, while others are of course unhealthful. In conjunction with the other two essential macro nutrients carbohydrates and protein, fats became one of the primary sources of calories.

Normally, fatty acids such as omega-3, omega-6, linolenic acid, linoleic acid do play crucial roles for our health. This includes proper hormone functions, keep our body warm by burning fats in cold months plus it helps our cell walls strong. But saturated fats are not that bad at all if taken moderately. Good, quality saturated fats are said to help improve immune system and protects the liver from alcohol ingestion. It also protects from microbial infestations and protecting the bones from free radical disruptions.

Other studies concludes that too much low-fat diet could lead to depression and anxiety, while some high-fat diet are even recommendable to people with seizure tendencies. Maintaining a low-fat diet also doesn’t ensures that you will lose some pounds. How? Because fats can make you fuller which helps you to stop snacking extra meals. Low-fat diet has not fat which can lead to hunger resulting to a more mindless snacking that could double up your calories than eating a moderately contaminated fatty foods.

Health risks of eating too much low-fat foods

If you curse the idea of eating fatty foods without knowing its real benefits, then you are misguided and brainwashed by too much advertisements and health programs against fat consumption. It has been studied that too much eating of low-fat foods can cause vitamin deficiency. Vitamins like A, D, E and K needs suitable fat compounds to do its transport and absorb functions.

Another drawback of eating lots of low-fat foods is your blood sugar levels. Most low-fat products are packed with more sugar content and carbohydrates to replace fat. This makes low-fat products low in fat but not on calorie levels which are sure fire increase your blood sugar levels.

Low-fat foods can also increase your risks of certain cancers. How? Low-fat products are low in essential fatty acids which can weaken your immune functions and cell growth, thus increasing your risk of developing cancer diseases such as colon, prostate, breast and other known killer cancer conditions.

In summary, it would be more beneficial if you take your weight loss low-fat regimen into moderation to prevent inevitable health risks. Try to eat a fatty meal from time to time and make sure that you don’t abuse eating fatty foods too, you will end up in a more serious condition if you do so.

Noah Mark

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