WHY WE LOVE FAT

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - FEATURES -

Per gram, fat has twice the kilo­joules of pro­tein or carbs. But there’s more to fat than just kilo­joules. It is filling – com­pare creamy, full-fat yo­ghurt to the wa­tery, skim va­ri­ety – and it adds tex­ture and flavour; that’s why high-fat foods taste good. Fat also slows di­ges­tion, which helps to keep blood-sugar lev­els steady and to con­trol ap­petite. On a low-fat diet, you may not feel as sat­is­fied, es­pe­cially if you eat high-GI, pro­cessed carbs in­stead.

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