21 December 2010

How much fat do you need?

Being conscious of your dietary fat intake definetely a good thing especially when you're trying to lose weight or lower the risk of heart disease and cholestrol levels.
A 20-35% of daily calories should come from fat. Regularly consuming less than 20% of your daily recommended intake of fat can lead to various health problems like poor vitamin absorption, depression, constipation, increased cancer risk, high cholestrol, heart disease, imbalance of nutrients, overeating etc.
So start eating healthy fats, foods like avacado, canola, olive oil, almond, tuna, salmon, flaxseed which are considered excellent sources. Limit on red meat and dairy products, transfat and saturated fats.
Enjoy a moderate amount of fat daily and protect your heart, brain and your body with every bite.

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