What To Eat Of Poultry And Dairy Products In Low Fat Diet? Healthy Living Part 6

Category: Diet Foods
In the last a few part of "healthy living", we have learnt about the foods such as: fish, meats and soup to eat on a low fat diet. In this part we are going to describe poultry and dairy products.
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In the last a few part of "healthy living", we have learnt about the foods such as: fish, meats and soup to eat on a low fat diet. In this part we are going to describe poultry and dairy products.

Among all the poultry, chicken and turkey are excellent sources of animal proteins for low-fat, low-cholesterol content, provided lean poultry is used. But the dark meat of poultry is higher in fat content than white meat. Chicken legs are dark meat and can be much more fatty than breast portions.

If you like duck and goose, you should always drain off and remove the fat as they are extremely high in fat. Skinless duck and goose have similar calorific and fat content than the equivalent skinless chicken.

The fat from chicken and turkey is still best drained off and removed in the same manner as in the preparation and cooking of all meats, even though it is much less quantitatively than that in meat.

Eggs contain most of the recognised vitamins with the exception of vitamin C and most of the minerals that the human body requires for health. Egg whites, which are proteins, may be eaten and used for cooking as much as desired. But you should avoid egg yolk which contains one of the most concentrated forms of fat available?namely cholesterol.

Milk and dairy products are providers of?calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and protein which are all essential for healthy bone growth and development. One pint or more daily of non-fat or skim milk should be taken. Use fortified milk with added amounts of vitamin A and D, as now commonly in use. Buttermilk is also a refreshing source of milk with an exceedingly low-fat content.

Cheese is a naturally nutrient?rich food and provides energy and nutrients within relatively small quantities. The majority of cheeses are very high in butterfat content and so cannot be used in the low-fat diet, as they are made mostly from the milk of cows but also other mammals, including sheep, goats, buffalo, reindeer, camels and yaks.

Nonetheless, some cheese like cottage cheese is one of the several important exceptions. It is a soft, fresh-curd variety of cheese that has been made from dry curd and non-fat milk, specified by federal law and must contain a minimum amount of butterfat to meet legal requirements. And it has long been popular with the dieting crowd.

One thing you should be aware of is to avoid creamed cottage cheese, which of course does contain fat. The failure to notice that is the most frequent pitfalls in the use of cottage cheese. But the creamed cottage cheese can be corrected by washing it out with cold water through a strainer.

Various brands of cottage cheese that taste like creamed cottage cheese are available, such as "Slim Cheez" or Ricotta Cheese made from milk whey and a favourite of Italian cooks. Cheese spreads or dips made from non-fat or cottage cheeses are also widely used for low-fat menus.

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