Good Reasons To Feast On Fat

According to the American Dietetic Association, adults are supposed to make fat account for 20% to 35% of their total daily calories. That means those who are trying to stick with a 2,000 calorie diet should eat between 40 to 70 grams of fat a day. The trick is to avoid the saturated fats found in red meat and whole milk, and steer your food choices toward the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats found in tuna, salmon, almonds, olive oil and flaxseed.

The Bigger Picture: Consuming fat helps you feel more satisfied after a meal, which can help keep you from craving the carbohydrates that so often end up being stored as body fat. Essential fatty acids play a role in immune system support, cell reproduction, energy production, even hair and skin health. So getting the right kind can make a difference in your diet, your workouts and your wellbeing.
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