The low fat low sugar low cholesterol diets are founded on the principle that significantly limiting fat, sugar and cholesterol in your diet can lead to weight loss and an increase in overall health.
Diets low in fat can decrease the risk of heart disease as well as other cardiovascular disease while diets low in sugar can decrease the risk of obesity. By consuming lower amounts of sugar, you can also stabilize blood sugar levels which can help in the controlling of or prevention of Type 2 Diabetes.
Limiting cholesterol lowers the amount of cholesterol in the blood, in turn reducing the risk of heart disease. It is recommended to limit the amount of cholesterol to less than 200 mg per day and to avoid foods such as fatty dairy products, whole milk and egg yolks.
Diets too low in fat run the risk of preventing the consumption of important vitamins and nutrients such as vitamins A, D, E and K. Therefore, it is essential for dieters to consume foods that contain “good” fats, such as certain oils and nuts.
The body needs cholesterol to function properly, and while limiting the amount you intake can decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases, it is important not to completely eliminate it from the diet. Very low cholesterol levels have been linked to anxiety and depression as well as preterm birth and low birth weight for pregnant women.