Archive for July, 2009

Low Fat Foods

What you eat can affect your blood pressure. Some foods other than those labeled ‘fat free’ are naturally low fat, and can even be more satisfying than low-fat offerings. Some of these low fat foods are:

stethoscopeheart- Pancakes. A pancake has about the same amount of calories as a slice of bread. It’s what you top it with that makes a difference. You can try low-fat yogurt or jam.

- Potatoes. A medium-sized sweet or white potato has about 30 calories and a tenth of a gram of fat.

- Bagels. There is 1 gram of fat per bagel, which contains the same calories as 2 slices of bread.

- Pretzels. One ounce has only one-tenth of the fat as an ounce of potato chips.

- Buttermilk. One cup of buttermilk has slightly less fat than a cup of 1 percent fat milk.