CALCULATE YOUR FAT INTAKE

Dietary fat

Fat has a bad reputation that is largely undeserved, partly because it is the macronutrient with the highest calorie content and some types of fat are not so good for us. But if you can focus on removing the bad fats from your diet and replacing them with unsaturated fats, it's an important part of a healthy diet.
There are three different types of fat, trans fat, saturated fat and unsaturated fat.

Trans fat

Should be avoided as much as possible as it is the worst type of fat for your health as it increases bad cholesterol and lowers good cholesterol. A diet high in trans fat also increases your risk of heart disease, stroke and your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Saturated fat

For decades, saturated fat has been painted as potentially dangerous to health, but in recent years some research has pointed to its inclusion in a healthy diet. However, as mentioned above, this topic is somewhat controversial and to be on the safe side, it may be wise to keep saturated fat intake down.

Unsaturated fat

Known as the good fat, it should be part of your diet to live a healthy life as it can reduce your risk of heart disease and lower your cholesterol, among other things. In addition, saturated fats play an important role in providing the body with energy and supporting cell growth.