We already know the importance of proteins in our diet, due to cell regeneration (click here to read full text), and carbohydrates, essential for generating energy (click here to read full text) in the body.
Now we integrate the action of the necessary fats. Fats are the important macronutrient to form the cellular structure. In the book Human nutrition in the developing world(available in English atFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO website), Professor, Michael C. Latham says that that fats, lipids, give energy to the body, if you increase the consumption of foods rich in healthy fats you can reduce the consumption of carbohydrates, because each gram is equal to 9 calories, which in carbohydrates represents 5 calories less per gram. Fat serves as a vehicle that helps the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, being necessary for good nutrition.
The body needs a balanced consumption between the different types of omega acids 3, 6 and 9. So we must make intelligent changes like avoiding the use of oils, margarines or butter to cook (or use olive oil that supports a higher temperature ), Consume olive oil at room temperature and increase the consumption of dry drupes. Let’s see some dry drupres to include in our diets:
- Macadamia nuts
With a smart consumption of fats we will give our body a developmental environment and energy with a greater amount of nutrients.
- Nutrición Humana en el Mundo en Desarrollo (Spanish). Available at http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/w0073s/w0073s00.htm
- Blood Type Diet Values. Available at http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/typebase5/T5.pl