The Facts on Fat

All natural foods contain some fat. Fat is a source of energy, provides proper functioning of nerves and the brain, and helps to regulate many bodily processes. It’s easy to get confused about good fats vs. bad fats and how much fat we should eat. Food labels with trans-fat and saturated fat have been identified as potentially harmful to your heart. Foods like avocados, cheese, olive oil, dark chocolate, salmon, and nuts are high in fat and should be consumed regularly. Consult with your primary care physician or visit FIGHT to find out more information about how you can change your diet for the better. 

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