Category Cholesterol

Understanding saturated, unsaturated, and trans fats
Cholesterol

Understanding saturated, unsaturated, and trans fats

Eating low-fat foods doesn't mean we should lose fat completely, but we do need to educate ourselves on which fats should ideally be avoided and which ones are healthier for the heart. Let's be clear: we need fat in our diet. As the most concentrated source of calories (nine calories per gram of fat compared to four calories per gram of protein and carbohydrates), it helps supply energy.

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Cholesterol

Understanding saturated, unsaturated, and trans fats

Eating low-fat foods doesn't mean we should lose fat completely, but we do need to educate ourselves on which fats should ideally be avoided and which ones are healthier for the heart. Let's be clear: we need fat in our diet. As the most concentrated source of calories (nine calories per gram of fat compared to four calories per gram of protein and carbohydrates), it helps supply energy.
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