The Facts Behind The Fats in Your Diet

By |November 1st, 2017|Featured Home, Nutrition|

Getting adequate amounts of fat is an important part of a healthy, balanced diet. Although there are some types of fat you want to avoid or consume sparingly, our bodies do require some fat. Fat is a source of the essential fatty acids that your body can’t make itself. Fat helps your body to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Fat is also a source of energy, providing 9 calories per gram. This is more calories than the other macronutrients provide, as carbohydrate and protein each provide 4 calories per gram. Types of fat Fat is made up of different building blocks, known as fatty acids. The structure, length and saturation of these fatty acids determines their [...]

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