Diets With Modified or Low Anitmal-Fat Content
How the Normal Diet is Modified
The normal diet is modified by reducing the amount of fats such as meat fat, milk, cream and butter, margarine, cooking fat, cheese, and egg, and using some oils instead, the best being corn oil, safflower, sunflower seed oil, soya bean oil, and fish oils.
The total amount of animal fat to use will be prescribed by the doctor. It is usual to restrict the amount of butter or margarine, the number of eggs, and the amount of whole milk. Restricting butter or margarine means less vitamin A and D in the diet.
Liberal amounts of fruit and vegetables such as green vege-tables, carrots, and tomatoes, or fruit such as apricots and prunes, will supply carotene, and liver is a low-fat meat very rich in vitamin A. A liberal use of herrings, fresh or preserved (e.g. a lb. a week), will provide vitamin D.
Cod-liver oil or halibut-liver oil will provide vitamins A and D.
Eat Plenty Of
Oily fish, such as salmon and sardines, for omega-3 fatty acids.
Citrus and other fresh fruits and vegetables for vitamin C.
Seeds, nuts, seafood, wheat germ, and fortified cereals for vitamin E.
Cut Down On
Meat and saturated fats.
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