In moderation, fat is a good nutrient for your body. Learn the good and bad effects fat has on the body.In moderation, fat is a good nutrient for your body. Learn how nutrition and consuming the right amounts of fat can improve your body and health.

Sources of Saturated Fat

Saturated fats come primarily from animal sources. Saturated fat raises your cholesterol levels more than anything else in the diet. You should consume less than 10% of daily calories should come from saturated fat sources. Here are some common items that contains high saturated fats.

Common Sources of Saturated Fat

  • Hamburgers

  • Butter

  • Whole milk dairy products

  • Meats

  • Cheese

  • Palm oils

  • Coconut oils


  • Stick magarines



8 tips to cut fat

peas.jpgAvoiding excess fat consumption is the key to effective weight loss. Small adjustments to your diet can make a huge difference in your success. Here are 8 tips to cut fat from your diet.

How much fat is too much?

Although fat, for the most part, is thought to be an evil commodity, it happens to be required for normal physiological function of the various organs. This form of fat is referred to as "essential fat" or essential fatty acids and combines with other nutrients to form important structural compounds such as blood lipids, steroids, cell membranes, bile and hormones. Women should not have less than 12% body fat and men 5% to meet these "essential fat" needs.