There are many reasons why you may want to keep an eye on just how much fat is in the foods you are eating or giving your family. Too much fatty, sugary foods is bad for our waistline and our cholesterol. While our bodies do need some fat, our typical Western diet can contain far too much fat in general. Keeping our choice of foods to those with a lower fat content can also help reduce the risk of heart disease, lessen problems with indigestion or gallstones.
For some it can be as simple as selecting the low fat alternatives of traditionally fatty foods. Cheeses, yogurts and other dairy products are generally available in low fat varieties and where these are available, they make an excellent health choice for weight loss or weight control. Fruit, vegetables and fish are all naturally low in bad fats and so would not generally be marked on the label. So they won't appear in this list but would be at the very top of our list of recommended low fat foods.
At GoodnessDirect we are well aware of the need to consume adequate fats for health, especially good monounsaturated fats. For this reason, in general the products we flag are those where fats could be really high in an alternative product. We have selected products that are less than 5% fat rather than just saying LOW FAT, which can be a very ambiguous term. The information has been taken from the nutritional information given on the label of the packet.
Remember that once you have selected LESS THAN 5% FAT to narrow your search you will no longer see any other products other than those marked. This may not be a problem, but just to remind you that we only mark relevant products and so for example rice, fruit & veg or tea and coffee etc. may not be labelled even though they are not a restricted product.