Our bodies can’t make essential fatty acids, so we need to get them from food. Good or unsaturated fat helps keep arteries clear. It helps us produce good cholesterol and move it around the body, which can reduce the risk of heart disease.
Too much fat can be a bad thing; but certain kinds of fat are actually good for us and are an important part of a healthy diet for your children.
Not all fats are bad. A certain amount of fat is an essential part of a healthy balanced diet. We need fat for our nerves, brain and skin cells, to protect vital organs in the body and to help control our body temperature.
Children need to get energy for their big growth spurts from high-fat foods. They should also avoid certain foods that have bad fats. Here's how you can help them strike a balance.
Eating fat can be heart-healthy if you pick the right kind. Too many of us cut fat willy-nilly and replace it with refined carbs, so we miss out on the benefits of healthy fats. Here's how you can choose the good and bad in fats.
Parents are getting used to the idea that there are certain foods they should encourage their kids to eat and others that they should avoid. Here's a look at some high fat foods that should be avoided.