Nutrition and Diet (cont.)
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Dietary Guidelines for Fat
The following are Dietary Guidelines for fat:
The following are Dietary Reference Intakes for fat consumption:
Dietary fat is a necessary nutrient in our diet. Many people have turned to fat-free products, assuming that they are healthier, but this is not always the case. Fat-free products are often high in sugar. You may find that you actually need to increase the amount of fat that you consume. You will need to cut back on another nutrient to avoid going above your calorie needs. It is also important to focus on the kinds of fat that you are consuming. Making the change from consumption of saturated and trans fat to monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats could be lifesaving.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/23/2015
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