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Why is it Important to Get Fat in Your Diet?
March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fat has always been looked at in a negative way, it has been the scapegoat for increased
cholesterol, causing obesity, and other health problems. The fact is that fat is an important
nutrient that you need in your diet but like almost everything, moderation is key. Fat helps your
body absorb vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin E, it is also a source of essential fatty acids. A registered dietitian can tell you exactly how much you need of each type of fat.
The four major dietary fats in the foods we eat:
● Saturated fats
○ Fatty beef, lard, cream, butter, cheese, and other high-fat dairy products
● Trans fats
○ Cookies, donuts, muffins, crackers, pies, and cakes
● Monounsaturated fats
○ Canola oil, olive oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, and safflower oil
● Polyunsaturated fats
○ Soybean oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, walnuts, pine nuts, and flaxseed
Join a Registered Dietitian for our March Workshop to learn how to determine what type of fat
that you are consuming and make sure you’re maintaining a balanced diet. Choosing foods that
contain good fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats) and staying away from bad fats
(saturated and Trans fats) is an essential part of a healthy diet. We can also recommend a few
healthy alternatives for those who struggle with behaviors that lead to unhealthy eating.