We all know that some fats are very useful for our organism, like avocado, salmon, or olive oil. But what happens if you exaggerate in consuming this kind of fats?
The last Dietary Guidelines for Americans doesn’t impose an upper limit of healthy fats you should consume, but they recommend that the saturated fats need to stay under the 10% limits of your daily calories intake.
The benefic effects of nuts, salmon, avocado or olive oil are well-known. They give you extra-energy for your daily actions, help your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins and make you feel replete, making you stay away from sweet temptations during your diet.
However, all dietary fat—both unhealthy trans and saturated fats and good-for-you monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats— all of them are very rich in proteins and carbs and, if you exaggerate consuming them, it’s clear that you will need to work more at the gym to keep your numbers on the weighing.
For healthy adults, the amount of monosaturated fats and polysaturated fats will be from 25 to 35 % of your daily calories consumed. For example, if you’re consuming 2,00 calories/day, shoot for 65 grams of fat.
In other words, these numbers are the equivalent of one avocado and two and a half tablespoons of EVOO.
Our advice for you in searching for you perfect numbers of consumed fats is to ask your dietetician. He/she will definitely know how to find the numbers to fit your needs.