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Do fats make you fat? The simple answer to a complicated question is, NO. However, fats are the most calorie dense macronutrient at 9 calories per gram so they are easier to overeat, which can cause fat gain. In moderation, fats are essential to the body as they provide us with a form of energy, regulate hormones, and help with vitamin absorption.Some fats are healthier than others, but what does this mean? We’ll break down the types of fats and which to prioritize below.Types of FatsSaturated fats are mostly found in animal products like meat and dairy. Saturated fats are linked...

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It probably isn’t news to you that you need to eat enough vegetables. So, what is enough? The CDC recommends that we get 3 to 6 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, with those that are physically active possibly benefitting from more. It can be very beneficial to emphasize sources of green vegetables, as they are the most nutrient-dense source. Green vegetables are at the top of the list when it comes to superfoods. Superfoods can be defined as any food that has an extremely high nutritional value. This includes all highly nutrient-dense foods like those packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients....

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