Fat should provide no more than 35% of food energy. Too much fat we eat comes from animal sources (saturated fats). Only 11% of our energy intake should come from saturated fat. The goal for essential fatty acids is about 1-2% of total energy intake.
Eating fat is essential for a balanced diet. The term fats include both fats and oils. Fats tend to be solid at room temperature while oils are liquid. The functions of fats and oils in the body are basically the same. Fats are needed for: Providing us with a concentrated source of energy as 1g … Continue reading The function of fats
Carbohydrate is present throughout the body and is required for energy needed for movement, growth and chemical reactions and processes. Carbohydrate is needed for: Providing energy. This is its primary function. It can also act as a 'protein sparer'. If the diet is low in carbohydrate, then protein is used as an energy source. Protein … Continue reading The function of carbohydrates