Fat is the most concentrated energy source in our diet.
There are three different types of fat- mono-unsaturated, poly-unsaturated and saturated. The unsaturated fat is actually great for our bodies (in small amounts) and helps to protect against elevated cholesterol and other lifestyle diseases. Saturated fat, on the other hand, is the stuff that helps increase our risk of developing all of these lifestyle diseases. Fat is the last source of energy that our bodies tap into after carbohydrate and protein, so eating foods that are high in fat helps us add to the collection of fat already in our bodies that we need to burn. From a heart health and a weight management perspective, try to limit fat intake to no more than 70g per day.
A meal that is low in fat contains less than 10g fat per serve and a low fat snack contains less than 3g fat per serve.