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Edited by: JESUSLIGHTSMEUP at: 5/7/2013 (12:38)
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Another good source of information: From the cancer Society:

"A good rule of thumb when you’re reading food labels: For every 100 calories, if the product has 3 grams of fat or less, it’s a low-fat product. This means 30% or less of the calories come from fat."

to read more click the link below:

www.cancer.org/healthy/eathealthyget
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Low-Fat Foods

Low-Fat Foods to Choose From:

Dairy and dairy-like products

• Low-fat (1%) or fat-free (skim) yogurt, cottage cheese, or milk
• Sorbet, sherbet, gelatin ices, and low-fat or fat-free frozen yogurt
• Neufchatel or “light” cream cheese or fat-free cream cheese
• Fat-free American cheese or other types of fat-free cheeses

Fish, meat, and poultry

• Egg whites or egg substitutes
• Crab, white fish, shrimp, and light tuna (packed in water)
• Veal, chicken and turkey breast (without skin), and lean cuts of other meats (look for “loin” in the name) – braise, roast, or cook them without adding fats
• Extra lean ground beef such as ground round, or ground turkey breast (check the labels)
• Veggie burgers

Grains, cereals, and pastas

• Hot (oatmeal or grits) and cold cereals (except granola types)
• Rice or noodles (watch out for fat in sauces you may add)
• Bagels, pita bread, or English muffins
• Low-fat crackers
• Soft tortillas – corn or whole wheat
• Toast, English muffins, or bagels with jelly or honey (no butter)
• Pretzels, soda crackers, or plain breads

Fruits and vegetables

• Fruits and fruit juices, applesauce
• Vegetables and vegetable juices (again, watch out for fat in sauces you may add)

Snacks and sweets

• Danish pudding and fruit pie fillings
• Vanilla wafers and ginger snap cookies
• Gelatin
• Angel food cake
• Puddings made with skim milk
• Baked chips, tortilla or potato
• Low-fat microwave popcorn
• Hard and jelly candies

Other foods

• Broth type soups with a vegetable base
• Sauces, pudding, or shakes made with skim milk
• Salsa
• Mustard

These foods supply half the fat (or less) than the regular version of the food, but most of their calories still come from fat:

• Light margarine and mayonnaise
• Reduced-calorie or fat-free salad dressings
• Non-stick cooking spray


Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 5/7/2013 (10:58)
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Hey team I just was looking up some informati0n about fat. I was searching for a list of foods which only contain 5grams of fat per serving, but could not find such a web site which contained such information,. instead found this web site through: my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/prevent
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Informatioon I have posted regards fat in foods:

The best Approach To Food Label Reading For Fat?

You are not alone in your quest for understanding food label jargon. Here are a few quick tips to follow when trying to watch your total fat intake as well as the cholesterol-raising fats.

Depending on your cholesterol level, most healthy individuals should limit total fat intake to around 25 – 35% of total energy (total calories eaten) each day. While it is important to watch each individual food's fat content, remember that this 25 – 35% fat range is your overall dietary goal; you'll always encounter foods that are under or over this percentage. Your goal is to keep most foods you eat within this desired fat range.

You can determine the fat level of a food in a few different ways:

Look for foods that state the following nutrition claims:

Low fat– means the food contains 3 grams (g) or less fat per serving. If it is a whole meal (e.g. frozen entrιe) it is low in fat as long as it contains no more than 3 g of fat for every 100 calories.

Low saturated fat – means the food contains less than 1g saturated fat per serving.
Low cholesterol – means the food contains 20 mg or less cholesterol per serving and no more than 2 g saturated fat per serving.
Reduced fat, Reduced cholesterol – means the food has 25% less fat or cholesterol than the comparable food product.

Fat, saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol free – the food contains inconsequential amounts of the nutrient specified per serving. If you eat more than one serving you increase the amount of these nutrients; be aware that they add up quickly.
Light or Lite in fat – means the food must have 50% or less fat than the comparable food.
Lean – refers to meat, poultry, seafood and game and means the following (per 3-ounces): ◦Less than 10 grams total fat, less than 4.5 grams saturated fat, no more than 95 milligrams cholesterol.

Extra Lean – refers to meat, poultry, seafood and game and means the following (per 3-ounces): ◦Less than 5 grams total fat, less than 2 grams saturated fat, less than 95 milligrams cholesterol.


The Nutrition Facts panel provides the number of calories from fat to the right of total calories per serving.

Divide the calories from fat by total calories to determine the percentage of calories from fat.

Example:

Calories 160 | Fat Calories 30
Divide 30 by 160 = 19% calories from fat. This is a low-fat food.
If the label does not provide fat calories you can do the math on your own. Simply multiply the grams of total fat by 9 (there are 9 calories for every gram of fat). This will provide you with calories from fat. Divide this by total calories and whalah!

Example:

A food contains 120 calories and 5 grams of fat. 5 (g of fat) x 9 (9 calories per g of fat) = 45 (total calories from fat). Dividing 45 into 120 gives you 37.5%. This would not be considered a low fat food.
Please note: unless you are following a 2,000 calorie diet plan (which is usually higher than most women or sedentary men require) do not look to the percent Daily Values for fat. This is the percentage of fat based on 2,000 calories and won't be helpful to you if you are only eating 1,400 calories a day.

Always remember to limit saturated fat and trans fat. In excess, both fats can raise your bad cholesterol.

Most of us should limit our daily saturated fat intake to 12 grams or less. Choose foods that claim to be "low in saturated fat" or that contains 2 grams or less saturated fat per serving.
Trans fat is a trickier one: the Nutrition Facts panel of the food label does provide grams of trans fat yet. This means it is up to you to limit foods that contain the words partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated in the ingredients list. Baked goods like donuts, cookies, crackers and pies as well as fried foods are high in trans fats.
Make an effort each week to read a new food label. Practice over time will help you feel more comfortable with food label reading.


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