Today’s topic of discussion is….FAT!

What, exactly, is fat?

Plain and simple, fats are substances that do not dissolve in water. There are three types of fat: (1) Saturated Fat; (2) Unsaturated Fat; and (3) Trans Fat.

Why is fat important?

The main biological functions of fats include storing energy, signaling, and acting as structural components of cell membranes. Basically, fats are necessary for survival.

How should you incorporate fat into your diet?

First, and foremost, AVOID TRANS FAT. It’s horrible for your body.

Second, fats are a high density energy source, meaning you don’t need to load up. A little bit will go a long way.

Finally, some good choices when looking for fats include: nuts, poultry, meat, and certain oils.

Next time, I’ll be giving you the quick & dirty on protein!

P.S. Any questions on fats? Let me know, and I’m happy to chat!