Fats; The good, the bad, and the ugly
- A gram of fat consists of over twice as many calories as a gram of protein or carbohydrate.
- Fats are used to store energy, insulate body tissues, and transport fat soluble vitamins through the blood.
- Fats (healthy fats) are the only macronutrient that have the ability to help remove body fat.
- Polyunsaturated Fats
- Monounsaturated Fats
- Saturated Fat– found in animal sources (diary fat, animal fat)
- Trans Fat
Know your fat!