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 Low Fat Dairy Products for Healthy Heart

  Last Updated : Jun 17,2019

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Healthy Heart, which Dairy products you should have?

Low Fat Dairy Products for Healthy Heart. Dairy products like milk, Paneer, Curds, cheese, Buttermilk, Cream Cheese, Cream, Butter and Ghee together make up this group. As the source of milk is an animal source, it contains high amounts of cholesterol and you would be surprised to know that half the calories in milk actually come from fat that is mostly saturated. Saturated fat has a tendency to get converted to cholesterol in the body thus raising the blood cholesterol level. However, to prevent heart disease or maintain blood cholesterol levels, you need not completely go off dairy products.

To help cut down on the fat from dairy products all you have to do is switch to low fat milk and other dairy products. These are equally good sources of protein and calcium with fewer calories and traces of fat. However cheese and cream are to be completely avoided.

Preparing Low Fat Milk at home does not demand much effort from your side. It is very easy to prepare. All you need to do is boil the milk and skim the fat layer (malai) that is formed after it has cooled. Repeat this procedure at least twice or three times to get almost fat free milk. Use this milk or low fat milk which is 99.7% fat-free to make Low Fat Curds, Low Fat Paneer etc.

The table below is sure to help you make your dairy product selection easier.

The “Heart-healthy” Dairy Products,  switch from full fat to low fat dairy…Decrease your Fat Intake

We highly recommend switching from full fat dairy to low fat dairy products to reduce your fat intake for a healthy heart. 

Instead of full fat dairy Use low fat dairy for a healthy heart
Whole milk Low fat milk
Whole milk curds and buttermilk Low fat curds and buttermilk
Whole milk paneer Low fat paneer
Full fat cream cheese and cheese Low fat cream cheese
Fat and sugar laden ice-creams Low calorie ice-creams (occasionally)
Margarine Ghee and butter and healthy oil (use sparingly)

One serving of dairy product is:

1 cup low fat milk, 99.7% fat-free (200 ml)
1 cup low fat curds, made using 99.7% fat-free (200 ml)
¼ cup chopped low fat paneer, made using 99.7% fat-free (70 gm)


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low fat dairy products for healthy heart

Curds are a nutritious addition to your diet. They are easier to digest than milk and when accompanied with dishes like parathas, biryanis etc., curds complement the protein present in cereals and make it a complete protein. Use this low fat version of curds as an accompaniment to a main meal or in raita, salad dressings etc. to enjoy a delightful low calorie fare. Use it to make healthy recipes ranging from snacks like Baked Palak Methi Puris, main course recipes like Healthy-Kadhi, Pyazwali Bhindi and also salad recipes like Broccoli Cauliflower and Red Cabbage Salad. Enjoy how to make Low Fat Curds recipe with detailed step by step photos below.
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The low-fat version of paneer will definitely be a weight-watchers delight as it provides a healthier alternative to the high-fat version commonly available in the market. This recipe yields 1 cup of grated, crumbled or cubed paneer. For dieters, it opens up a whole new world of exciting recipes sans the guilt!
 by Tarla Dalal
Mushroom Soup, an all-time favourite, becomes all the more desirable with the addition of oregano. With crunchy mushrooms, this soup is a winner in terms of flavour and texture. Moreover, in a low-fat format, it becomes a hit with weight-watchers and health-conscious people too. This oil-free soup is thickened using a mixture of low-fat milk and little cornflour, ensuring that it is low in calories. Enjoy this delightful soup fresh and hot accompanied with a healthy Paneer Tikka Kathi Roll .
An interesting combination of textures blended with a tangy dressing. For a healthier option, replace low fat paneer with tofu (soya paneer), which contains beneficial phytonutrients like 'genistein' and 'isoflavones' that lower blood cholesterol levels and remove fatty deposits from the arteries.
 by Tarla Dalal
Nothing can beat the luring aroma of strawberry, and nobody can pass a dish of this dainty fruit without picking one! Thankfully, this vitamin-packed fruit is as healthy as it is tasty. Here is a lovely Strawberry Yoghurt made with low-fat curds to curb excess fat intake, making this treat acceptable to those with heart diseases and high cholesterol. We suggest choosing naturally sweet and ripe strawberries so you can reduce the amount of sugar, which is restricted at 1 tsp. per serving in this recipe.
A light and aromatic spread made of low-fat curds, parsley, garlic and spring onion greens, the Parsley Yoghurt Spread is a protein rich recipe that is good for the heart and for controlling cholesterol. It can be served as an alternative to chutney or as a dip for finger foods. Stock some healthy khakhras like Mini Nachni and Bajra Khakhra , Mini Oats Khakhra , Nachni Sesame Khakhra , Nachni Sesame Khakhra , Jowar and Sesame Khakhra or Bajra Khakhras and treat yourself to a quick healthy breakfast of Parsley Yogurt Spread with khakhras.
 by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of making kadhi with an infusion of palak? Sounds strange, but tastes and looks very interesting. Palak purée and green paste imparts flavouir along with a bright green colour and vitamin A to the dish. You can skip the garlic if you do not like its flavour. Serve with a bowl of brown rice.
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The Coloured Capsicum and Paneer Subzi has a well-rounded flavour and a well-balanced nutrient profile. Rich in protein, carbohydrates and vitamins, this easy yet irresistible subzi also pools in vitamin A from coloured capsicums, folic acid and antioxidant lycopene from tomatoes and protein and calcium from paneer.
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This hearty curd preparation is filled with colour, flavour and nutritional goodness. The low fat curds provide the much needed essential nutrients like calcium and protein. Serve chilled to relish all the flavours.
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer with ragi flour and spices lends itself to the preparation of tasty, protein-packed kebabs that please the palate and maintain your bones cells! Serve these kebabs with mint and coriander chutney, or wrap them into rotis to make a more filling snack.
Satiating and delicious, the Whole Wheat Pasta in Low Calorie White Sauce is an exciting meal in a bowl. Full of veggies and whole wheat pasta, this dish is a power-packed and fibre-filled treat that helps reduce bad cholesterol. The colourful veggies, apart from adding visual appeal and a lovely crunch to the dish, also pool in ample nutrients. Antioxidant-rich capsicum, broccoli and carrots also prevent oxidative damage to the arteries. The best part is that all this goodness comes at a low calorie count. The white sauce in this luscious preparation is made using low-fat milk, with just a teaspoon of olive oil and wheat flour for thickening. Cook up this delectable treat occasionally to add an Italian touch to your meal. Enjoy how to make Whole Wheat Pasta in Low Calorie White Sauce recipe with detailed step by step photos and video.
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Low Fat Dairy Products for Healthy Heart
 on 18 Jul 18 11:18 AM

I am very much fond of having paneer, curd, tikkis, pastas in my everyday diet. Now due to my overweight & other reasons, full fat dairy food & fried food is restricted. With the blessings of Tarla Dalal Ji I can yet enjoy my same menus with little bit changes in recipe ingredients. I have followed her Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki, Whole Wheat Pasta in White Sauce, Strawberry Yoghurt, Paneer Tomato and Lettuce Salad, Low Fat Curds, Mixed Veggie Raita recipes as per instructions given in this articles. My husband and kids also enjoyed those dishes. Only i have to switch high fat ingredients to low fat and to avoid cheese & cream completely. Great job by Tarla Mam & team for food lovers like me.