Healthy Fat Intake

by : Jun Yuan Lim

The purpose of me writing this piece of article is to help you reduce your fat intake. The reason why more and more people are obese is because more and more people are taking in more fats that their body require everyday.

Being obese leads to a lot of health problems, including cancers such as breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer.

Many people think that in order to reduce the amount of fat intake, they need to go on a heavy diet. This, however, is not true - in fact, do you know that by making a few simple changes, such as the way you cook, shop and prepare the dishes you eat, you can bring down the amount of fat intake?

With nutritional labels, which can be found either in front, or at the side of every food packaging, you can easily determine the amount of fat you consume. You can also make full use of this piece of information to choose lower fat foods by comparing the different products and food brands. Once you have a rough idea of what a healthy intake of fat is, you'll know what you can and can not have.

The amount of fat you eat everyday will vary - on some days, your amount of fat intake may be more than others. Nevertheless, even high fat meals can be kept in line with healthy living as long as you balance your amount of fat intake accordingly.

Younger adults, as well as adults who are highly active, have higher calorie needs and hence they can probably eat a little more fat than others. However, for older adults, as well as those who are not very active should aim for a lower amount of fat intake. That way, you can easily and effectively control the amount of fat intake and avoid many of the health hazards that's associated with being obese.