Fats 101

Fat is an important nutrient for the body. It is used as a source of energy, is part of your body cells’ structure, protects your organs, keeps us warm and helps with absorbing fat-soluble vitamins including vitamins A, D, E and K. Fat also adds flavour and texture to foods. It gives the smooth texture for oils and dressings, and the moisture and the crispiness in baked goods. Not all fats are created equal; some fats are healthier than others. Therefore, being aware of the types of fats and how much fat you need is essential to maintain good health.