FATS are one of the three macronutrients in the diet alongside proteins and carbohydrates. Although for a long time they were perceived as the enemy of a healthy lifestyle, in fact they play an extremely important role in the functioning of our body.

What are fats?

Fats are chemical compounds that consist mainly of glycerol and fatty acids. We distinguish between saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Lipids are a key part of our diet, as they provide the body with energy. Help absorb fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K), and are involved in the construction and regeneration of cells.

How do work?

  • They provide energy – are the main source of energy during rest and prolonged low-intensity exercise.
  • They protect internal organs – surround important organs such as the heart, kidneys and liver, protecting them from injury.
  • Support the functioning of the nervous system – are essential for the proper construction and function of neuronal cell membranes.
  • Regulate cholesterol levels – healthy fats, such as those monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, have the effect of lowering “bad” LDL cholesterol and raising “good” HDL cholesterol.

Dosage: about 1 g per 1 kg of body weight per day.