|Fat grams vs. fat calories
Fat grams have more calories per gram than any other calorie source. One gram of fat has nine calories, while one gram of protein or carbohydrates has only four calories.
|How our bodies use fat
Fat acts as a cushion for the internal organs, insulation for weather extremes, a storage for energy, and keeps your skin and hair healthy and supple.
|Tips to help cut the fat from your diet
If you're looking for ways to cut back on the amount of fat you eat, there are several ways you can do so. First, read labels of packaged foods to find out how much fat the products contain.
|Types of fat
Reducing your total fat intake to less than thirty percent of your daily calories, and lowering saturated fats to less than ten percent of calories will help to lower one of the risks for heart attack.
|What makes people gain extra body fat?
Having extra body fat is a relatively modern problem. For the previous 10,000 years or so, the major concern for humans had been to find enough food, not having to deal with too much of it.