Friday, February 1, 2008

Fat facts

In recent years, our knowledge of foods have grown to a great extent. This is being used by people all over the world. The aspects that worry us the most is the fat in the food that we eat. Fat has been considered to be an untouchable, in the past years, but these non-scientific beliefs have taken a new turn. Fat is considered to have a good amount of impact on our brain development according to recent studies. There has been books on diet plans, advertisments have shown there are different pills and treatments out there to take care of the body fat and reducing fat in our body. Fat is considered to be the villain to be avoided at all times. Excess of fat is truly unhealthy due to high risk of coronary disease, obesity and certain types of cancer. Fat coushins all the vital organs, helps in maintaining body temperature.Current dietary advice places an emphasis on the type of fat with regards to the amont that needs to taken. According to the recommended dietry intake the value of fat that is needed per day is about 25-30% of the daily value.
Fat by itself is not a cause of obesity, what people fail to recognize is that the amount of calories consumed per day effects the total balance. Per gram of fat contains 9 calories, whereas 1gram of carbohydrates is 4 calories, hence it is easy to consume high amount of calories in a few bites by eating foods that are high in fat.

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