Nutrition Basics for Eating Out: Fat
The focus on nutrition and what it all means is definitely growing! Here's what our team of expert registered dietitian nutritionists have to say about fat:
Fat, like so many other nutrients, is required for your body to function properly. It is recommended that you aim for your dietary fat intake to be at least 20-35% of total calories. The trick is to stick with primarily plant-based fats. Olive oil and nuts are some good choices for unsaturated fats, which have been shown to have health benefits. Saturated fats, mostly from animal sources such as meats and cheeses, should be limited whenever possible. When making healthy choices at restaurants, check total fat, saturated fat and unsaturated fat when nutrition information is available.
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