It’s a good idea to keep your eye on your fat intake each day, but be sure to make the distinction between healthy fats and unhealthy fats. Get your recommended allowance of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, while limiting your consumption of saturated fat and eliminating trans fat completely. This list contains zero and nearly fat-free foods that you can use whenever you want to make sure your fat numbers are down, while still getting the nutrition you need.
Beans make a great side dish to most any meal, and they don’t contribute to your fat intake much at all. They’re virtually fat free, and part of that fat is healthy fat. They’re great for those watching their blood sugar levels, something we should all be doing, and they’re very easy to prepare and don’t take much time at all. They’re also a source of antioxidants, something that many don’t realize. If you have trouble digesting beans, try soaking them or at least rinsing them off before cooking with them, and opt for organic to help cut down on the amount of indigestion you experience.
2. Skim Milk
Skim milk is the fat-free way to go when it comes to milk. It’s good to add this to smoothies for added protein, and to soups to make them creamy without adding fat. Skim milk is great to use on cereals instead of whole milk because many cereals on the market will contain fat, so you won’t be adding to the fat content of your breakfast. If you’re working out and supplementing with protein shakes skim milk is a great mixer because of its added protein and nutrients with no fat. Compared to using water you’ll get a thicker, creamier shake.