All about fat in the diet- what to eat and why!

The Dr. Francavilla Show

02-10-2023 • 24 mins

Welcome to today's discussion on the final macronutrient: fat. While fat is frequently associated with weight gain, it's essential to understand why this connection exists. This perception stems from the fact that fat is calorie-dense, containing more than twice the calories per gram compared to proteins and carbohydrates.

However, fat isn't solely about that. It's also important to understand that dietary fats come in different forms, each with varying effects on health. This macronutrient also plays a vital role in our body by helping absorb essential vitamins like A, D, and E, and it provides insulation for nerve cells, including those in the brain. So, beyond its impact on appearance or weight, fat is essential for overall well-being and proper bodily function.

So in this episode, I'll delve deeper into the various types of fats: saturated, trans, mono-unsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats. I'll explain their distinct effects on the body and offer insights into how to consume them wisely. By the end of this episode, you'll gain a better understanding of the roles these fats play in your diet and overall well-being.

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