miércoles, 28 de noviembre de 2012

Fats

General information:


-          They are a concentrated source of energy.
-          Especially useful during prolonged physical activity.
-          Your body needs fat in order to stay healthy.
-          They help in the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins that your body needs.
-          Fats play an important role in maintaining good health, therefore careful planning is needed.
-          Choosing to many higher-fat foods often can increase a person’s risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and some types of cancer.

Choosing fats:

-          One should choose higher-fat foods that provide other nutrients.
o   Peanut, butter, cheese, meat…
-          Rather than higher fats with less nutrients.
o   Hot-dogs, French fries, chips…