Macronutrients Tag

Basic Nutrition 101: Fat

Written by: Sarah Brown As the last part of our nutritional series (see carbohydrates and protein), we’re going to dwell on dietary fat, a topic most people are aware of but have probably been misguided by mainstream ideas on certain points. Fact is, fat is healthy. Your body needs it for growth and repair just like any other nutrient. But the problem lies in the type, processing, and cooking which makes it either a friend or foe. So to make sure everything is geared towards healthy weight loss, here’s what you need to know.What is fat? [lwptoc] Fat is another macronutrient that is also known as triglyceride (TGA). This molecule is composed of four constituents: 3 fatty acids and 1 glycerol. The focus of this article will be on fatty acids since are often cited in nutritional regimens, plus are basic to every intelligent dieter. For simplicity’s sake I’ll use fat and fatty acids...