A Closer Look at Fat and Added Sugars
As you can see, fat and sugars are concentrated in
foods from the Pyramid tip - fats, oils, and sweets. These foods supply
calories, and little or no vitamins and minerals. By using these foods
sparingly, you can have a diet that supplies needed vitamins and minerals
without excess calories.
In general, foods that come from animals (milk and meat groups) are
naturally higher in fat than foods that come from plants. But there are many
low fat dairy and lean meat choices available, and these foods can be
prepared in ways that lower fat.
Fruits, vegetables, and grain products are naturally
low in fat. But many popular items are prepared with fat, like french-fried
potatoes, or croissants, making them higher fat choices.
One Baked Potato 14 French Fries
These symbols represent sugars added to foods in
processing or at the table, not the sugars found naturally in fruits and
milk. It's the added sugars that provide calories with few vitamins and
Fat and Sugar Tips:
lower fat foods from the food groups most often.