The quick & dirty on: FATS
9 calories per gram
3 main roles:
1. A source of energy: carbs are the *main* source of energy for your body, but when they are too low, your body uses stored fat as fuel.
2. Vitamin absorption: Vitamin A (eyes) D (bones), E (antioxidant) and K (blood clotting). There vitamins need dietary fats for correct absorption (which is why low fat diets produce scary side effects).
3. Temperature regulation: keep your body at the desired temperature and protect vital organs
Too much or too little of each macronutrient can be unhealthy, so yes, you can eat the avocado toast for breakfast this weekend but try to aim for a lower fat dinner if you’re trying to keep it balanced 😋