25. Fats: the good, the bad and the downright ugly
Fat friends and foes.
Eating too much of certain fats is definitely harmful to both your waistline and your health, so here are some handy hints on how to perform a bit of liposuction on your diet.
You need to know about fat in food because it’s a rich source of calories. In fact, it contains more than twice as many calories, weight for weight, as carbohydrates and proteins.
As well as being a major cause of weight gain, a high-fat diet, particularly one that is high in saturated fats, can also increase your risk of heart disease and breast and bowel cancers.
Fat isn’t all bad; our bodies need it. It delivers vitamins A, D, E and K and aids their absorption. It helps to regulate a variety ...