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Is there Fat in Fruits, Vegetables

We’ve all wondered about certain fruits and vegetables-if there is fat in that? There are common misconceptions of many foods containing fat, whereas they contain no fat or extremely low fat content. On the other hand, there are some foods even if they don’t have fat, promote fat storage in the body. So, let’s find out- Is there fat in that food?

Fruits: As a standard, you can assume that most fruits have absolutely no fat content. Let’s the examples of certain fruits which are often considered to contain fat.

Photo-Fruits with fat content (troyfish@flickr)

Bananas- Bananas are nutritious and healthy, with extremely low fat content. If you believe that bananas and milk make you fat. The potassium in bananas actually promotes muscle growth and thus fat loss.

Mango- We’ve told you before that about the fat content in mangoes- there is none in the king of summer fruits.

Apples- Apples have health benefits, and have absolutely no fat content. Studies have shown that they apples can promote weight loss.

Chickoo- This much maligned Indian fruit has again no fat content. It has fiber and good carbohydrates as most fruits do. Fruit sugars provide sustained energy, and fiber keeps you from getting hungry, so the chickoo is only good for you!

Strawberries- These delicious fruits are loaded with antioxidants and contain no fat absolutely. Here’s a great strawberry banana smoothie recipe.

Now, that we’ve cleared out the fat content of most fruits, you should know that Avocado is the only popular fruit that contains fat. But avocado are good for your skin. Similar to fruits, many vegetables get a bad rap for their fat content also, so let’s find out-

Potato- French fries contain fat and potato chips are unhealthy, but the potato by itself contains no fat and potatoes can help weight loss.

Brocolli- Brocolli is one of the healthiest vegetables. No fat content, and loaded with antioxidants.

Beans- There are many kind of beans- kidney, black, lima, etc.. But they contain no fat and are among the few vegetable that help you gain muscle.

Lettuce- Lettuce is primarily water. In fact, its the primary ingredient for most salads- the holy grail of diet plans.

So, eat your vegetables and fruits without fear of their fat content. They will help you lose weight, gain muscle and get fit!

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo
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Are Frooti drinkers fat and unhealthy?

Have you seen the new frooti ad? (watch below) It is full on unhealthy looking people. Most of them are really out of shape. Is Frooti trying to imply that its drinkers get unhealthy like that? Mango is healthy, but mango flavoured drinks like these are loaded with sugar, and we all know that Sugar Makes you Fat. If you keep drinking sugar loaded drinks consistently, you will promote fat storage in your body, and become unhealthy.

Indians are a higher risk of diabetes and hypertension- India is projected to be the diabetes capital of the world by 2050. Obesity is also on the rise in India. Indians already lead such sedentary lives, that its important for us to ensure we stay healthy and fit.

If the video doesn’t work, view it here- YouTube Frooti New Ad. On a side note, we think its an interesting ad film :)

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo