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Nutritionist: The REAL reasons why you need to include the right amount of fat in your diet


Nutritionist: The REAL reasons why you need to include the right amount of fat in your diet – and you might be surprised how crucial it is

  • A Sydney nutritionist has revealed why it’s essential to include fats in your diet  
  • Rebecca Gawthorne listed the benefits in her latest Instagram reel 
  • She said fat is a ‘vital macronutrient’ that plays an important role in the body
  • It helps protect your organs, reduce inflammation and regulate hormones  


An Australian nutritionist has revealed why it’s essential to include fats in your diet to maintain optimum health.

Rebecca Gawthorne, from Sydney, said fat is a ‘vital macronutrient’ that plays an important role in the body as it’s responsible for a number of roles – including protecting your organs, reducing inflammation and regulating hormones.

The popular nutritionist shared a short Instagram reel with her 148,000 followers, which has since gone viral online. 

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Sydney dietitian Rebecca Gawthorne (pictured) said fat is a ‘vital macronutrient’ that plays an important role in the body as it’s responsible for a number of roles

The popular nutritionist shared a short Instagram reel with her 148,000 followers, which has since gone viral online

Rebecca said fats help to absorb and transport 'fat soluble vitamins' around the body, including vitamins A, D, E and K

The popular nutritionist shared a short Instagram reel with her 148,000 followers, which has since gone viral online

Rebecca said fats help to absorb and transport ‘fat soluble vitamins’ around the body including vitamins A, D, E and K, which can be found in kale, spinach, parsley, broccoli and asparagus. 

Healthy fats also provide your body with essential fatty acids that are required to ‘build and maintain your cell membranes in our skin, hair, eyes, heart and brain’.

Fats can also help to insulate the body and keep you warm during cooler months. 

‘This is why I do NOT recommend low fat/no fat diets (unless medically needed),’ Rebecca wrote online.

Healthy fats also provide your body with essential fatty acids that are required to 'build and maintain your cell membranes in our skin, hair, eyes, heart and brain'

'This is why I do NOT recommend low fat/no fat diets (unless medically needed),' Rebecca wrote online

Healthy fats also provide your body with essential fatty acids that are required to ‘build and maintain your cell membranes in our skin, hair, eyes, heart and brain’

Rebecca is known for sharing her expert knowledge with thousands online

Rebecca is known for sharing her expert knowledge with thousands online 

According to Healthline, the top foods containing high amount of fat include avocado, cheese, dark chocolate, whole eggs, fatty fish, nuts and chia seeds.

Healthy fats also help play a role in reducing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity.   

It’s important to eat the right amount of food containing healthy fat depending on your body type and calorie requirements for weight loss or maintenance. 

If you were on a low-calorie diet consuming 1500 calories a day, your ideal fat consumption would be 50g per day.

But if you were consuming 2500 calories per day, you can consume up to 83 grams per day. 

WHY FAT IS IMPORTANT:

Absorb fat soluble vitamins

To protect your organs

To insulate and keep you warm

To reduce inflammation and keep your heart healthy

Fatty acids for all of your cells

To regulate your hormones

Source: Rebecca Gawthorne

 

HIGH-FAT FOODS THAT ARE SUPER HEALTHY:

  • Avocado 
  • Cheese
  • Dark chocolate 
  • Whole eggs 
  • Fatty fish  
  • Chia seeds 
  • Extra virgin olive oil 
  • Coconut and coconut oil
  • Full-fat yoghurt

Source: Healthline

 

The recent video, which has been viewed more than 26,000 times, received praise from social media users who thanked Rebecca for sharing her expert knowledge.

‘Love this! I’m so cautious of getting mine and the kid’s daily fats in,’ one woman wrote.

Others agreed and said fats are ‘so important’ to include in your diet and consume daily. 

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