The Facts on Fat – Monthly Nutrition Bulletin

Charleston Staff Monthly Nutrition Bulletin

Eating enough fat helps to:

  • Absorb Vitamins A, D, E, and K to help prevent deficiencies and keep your body healthy.
  • Keep you full and satisfied longer and prevent you from getting hungry as fast.
  • Promotes brain and nerve health.
  • Keep skin looking healthy and prevent dryness.
  • Lower risk of heart disease when you choose healthy fats.
  • Helps to keep your food tasting delicious because it carries flavor and improves how the food feels in your mouth.

Drawbacks of fat:

  • It is a high calorie nutrient and is easy to overdo without portion control
  • Less healthy fats such as trans fats and saturated fats (solid fats) can increase risk of heart disease.

Healthy fats to include your diet:

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