What are fats?

What are the dietary fats?

Saturated fat: These fats are solid at room temperature  (Think Crisco Shortening in blue can—picture your arteries clogging)

Usually found in: meat (especially red meat, deli meats, sausages), dairy (cheese, yoghurt, butter, milk), baked goods (pastries, cakes) (Think animal products)

Unsaturated fat: These fats are liquid at room temperature and considered a good fat source (Think Florence Henderson/Loretta Lynn old Wesson Commercials)

Usually found in: olive oil, peanut oil, canola oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, avocados, most nuts, most seeds

Polyunsaturated fat: Your body needs polyunsaturated fats to function, since your body doesn’t make it, you have to get it in your diet.

Usually found in: fatty fish such as sardines, tuna, salmon, trout, mackerel, and herring, ground flaxseed and flaxseed oil, unhydrogenated soyabean oil


**note that our bodies does not make/produce fat so for it to get into your body, it has to be ingested** by you…..so choose wisely.


A gram of carbohydrate contains 4 calories. A gram of protein also contains 4 calories. A gram of fat, though, contains 9 calories — more than twice the amount of the other two. That’s why one food with the same serving size as another may have far more calories.

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