By Alane Stieglitz, ND, CNC
How much fat do you need in your diet and supplements? Good Fats may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of having a healthy meal; however, all of us need fat in our diet. The question is “How Much Fat Do We Need In Our Diet?” The dietary reference intake for adults is a total of 20%, which is about 44 to 77 grams per day assuming you eat about 2000 calories per day.
The truth is, good fats are a source of energy. It’s a source of essential fatty acids our bodies cannot produce. Vitamins like A, D, E, and K need fat to be absorbed by the body. Fat also insulates our body and protects our organs and our nerves.
Healthy fats like Omega 3’s have protective heart benefits and can help lower inflammation. These fats can be found in cold water fish like salmon, herring, and anchovies. Also in plant-based foods like flaxseed, chia seeds, and walnuts. Having the right balance of Omegas is vital for healthy cholesterol levels, triglycerides, and blood pressure.
Knowing What Fats You May Need In Your Diet and How Much Fat could be one test kit away! Our Vitamin & Mineral Test Kit will show your results along with a personal protocol within four weeks! This will allow you to understand how to tweak your diet to have healthy levels of not only Vitamins and Minerals but also good fats and fatty acids.
There are 2 tests we suggest when fat levels are in question.
1) Vitamin and Mineral with Omega Fat Index
2) Comprehensive Bloodwork (because if certain cardio markers are high, even if vitamin testing shows fat is low, we will suggest a lower fat diet)
This combination is perfect to learning more about fat and your health.
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