10KeyThings Fats guide

Fats

  • What are Fats?

Firstly, it is time to break the myth that says ‘eating fat makes one fat’; weight loss and gain occur because of calories, it does not matter whether they come from fats or proteins or carbohydrates. Not all fats are good; polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are considered as healthy fats, as they have lower cholesterol levels.

  • What are the Sources of Fats?

The following are good sources of fats ‘Seeds, fish oil, canola oil, walnuts, almonds, salmon, mackerel, peanuts, avocados, etc.’

  • How much Fats should I take?

Many experts believe that 20 – 30 percent of one’s daily calorie intake should come from fat. So, if a person takes 2000 calories per day, then 44-66 grams of fat has to be consumed by this person on a daily basis.

  • What can happen if I do not take Fats?

The deficiency in fats could lead to problems because fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K are absorbed by the body in terms of fat, and this could lead to bone and tooth development problem, dry skin, increased bleeding and soft and weak bones.

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You may also like to check on the following, in case, you are unknowingly missing a vital nutrient in your diet that can have significant impact on your kids or your health:

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Calories Carbohydrates Vitamins Iron
Proteins Fibre Trans Fat Zinc
Cholesterol Folic Acid Calcium Sodium
Chromium Magnesium Selenium
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