Fat is Important

Natalie Castro,Brian Betancourt

Dr. Natalie Castro, Registered Dietitian at Baptist Health South Florida, says fat is an essential part of nutrients a person needs. “We need healthy fats, carbohydrate and protein for a balanced healthy meal,” she adds.

Consumed in correct portions, fats are a part of balanced meal. Nuts, seeds, avocado are options when the person wants to try to avoid animal fats.

She recommends to avoid saturated fats (french fries, bacon, butter) because they can case clogs more of the arteries.

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