Eat healthy? With little fat?
It gives many foods their great taste and provides the body with vital energy for muscle work, the many tasks of the body's cells or the transport of nutrients and vitamins.
But: Too much fat unfortunately also makes you fat and sick in the long run.
Many of our civilization diseases can be traced back to wrong eating habits: cardiovascular diseases, diabetes up to cancer diseases. Despite the knowledge around these connections in our widths too much, too sweetly, too salty and too fat is gladly eaten – above all too much "wrong" Fat eaten.
From the excess energy supply the organism puts on body fat, which on the one hand fulfills certain meaningful protective functions, in the excess however also to the "excess" and thus can lead to serious diseases. Too much fat consumption is undoubtedly the main cause of obesity and its consequences.
"Man is what he eats"
Therefore, when eating fat, pay attention not only to the quantity but also to the quality!
As a simple basic rule: Vegetable fats are preferable to those of animal origin.
Foods of animal origin such as milk, meat, eggs, butter contain mainly the so-called saturated fatty acids. They are responsible for the level of cholesterol in the blood. Who wants to eat healthier, should reduce above all the consumption of saturated (animal) fats.
On the other hand, the human organism cannot do without monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which come mainly from plants.
Linseed, soybean, safflower, corn germ, rapeseed and sunflower oils provide vital building blocks for hormones and defense substances. Olive oil has a positive effect on cholesterol levels. For healthy adults who are not overweight, the German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends about 70-80 g of fat per day. Practically measured out in the household, this is about 14-16 teaspoons. The actual average consumption – also due to hidden fats! – is almost twice as high!
"Fat traps!" Caution!
Above all hidden fats in sausage, cheese, meat, eggs, cream and snack foods are the "Fatteners" Number one. "Fats" lurk everywhere! Who would think, when taking a hearty bite into a tender Vienna sausage (70g), that it contains 20g or 4 teaspoons of fat??! Even a sour rollmop (125g fish weight) has an equally fat-loaded inner life. And a single ball of chocolate carries 5g or more. Have a teaspoon of fat in it. The series of examples can be continued at will .
Recommendations and help from the nutrition circle "Not too much and not too little"
Our nutritional circle divides foods into groups 1-7
Choose daily and abundant foods from groups 1- 5.
Eat fewer foods from groups 6 and 7.
Especially when choosing foods from group 6, alternate consistently.
Excess weight is a burden on the circulation and the joints. Severe obesity can trigger a number of diseases. But underweight can also cause serious health problems. So we control our weight regularly!