Are necessary to digest Vitamins: A, D, E, & K

  • Our brains are made up of nearly 60% fat

  • Make up fatty tissues such as cell membranes and eyes  

  • Fats are the most energy dense macronutrient at 9 calories per gram

  • Healthy fats keeps our hormones humming and skin looking good

  • Many whole foods that contain fats have a mix of 3 different fats: saturated, polyunsaturated, and monounsaturated

  • Unhealthy fats, such as hydrogenated oils, have been linked with increased inflammation and risk of heart disease

When choosing fats:

  • Go for whole food sources of fat, such as: nuts, seeds, avocados, or olives; or minimally processed fats such as extra virgin olive oil

  • Eat fewer highly processed oils including refined industrial cooking oils and hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated oils aka trans fats, commonly found in baked goods, fried foods, and packaged foods to lengthen their shelf lives

  • Read the labels of your foods the next time you’re grocery shopping to see what kind of fats are in your foods

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