It’s fairly easy to avoid and find visible meat fats. They are in lard, butter and oils but the surefire way of detecting hidden fats in the food you eat is by reading nutritional labels printed on the back. You must not just believe in any claim made by the brand stating that it is “lite” or “fat-free”. There is a possibility that this may be true in one aspect but what else had they done in the manufacturing to make it happen?

Read the Back Label

With nutritional labels, this gives you a brief breakdown of content per hundred grams of food for solid foods and hundred millimeters for liquid or semi-solid foods. You are going to find nutritional value per serving on back of the label but it is better that you stick in calculating fats as per 100 grams.

This way, you can quickly think of fat content as percentage ratio.

Be Vigilant

There are even foods labeled as “low fat” which might be lower in fats compared to other kinds of foods but could be higher in sugar. In relation to this, the energy value of food regardless if it is labeled as “fat free” might contain higher than those aren’t labeled as “fat free”.