Fats are energy carriers and, along with proteins and carbohydrates, are among the basic nutrients of the human body.
Fat contains about twice as much energy (calories) as carbohydrates and proteins, namely 9.1 kcal.
Body fat or fat tissue
The fat on the body is called adipose tissue. It arises when the energy supply is too high, which could not be consumed due to a lack of activities and is therefore used as an energy storage.
The places where body fat accumulates depend on gender and other factors such as genes.
For example, women often put fat on their thighs and men on their stomachs.
Recommends a daily intake of approx. 60 – 80 grams of fat for a balanced diet.
Depending on the type of diet, this recommendation may not and should not be regarded as a “must”.