December 8th, 2008

Along with carbohydrates, fats are an important source of fuel for the body, particularly for active people. Yet, it is the one nutrient we all fear as it is often linked to the main causes of death, including heart attacks, cancer, and stroke. However, dietary fat is an essential nutrient, required to form our body’s cell membranes, regulate metabolism, and provide the energy we need.

While we all need dietary fat, there are six significant “fat mistakes” in the typical western diet that we all should try to avoid.