How Much Saturated Fat Should You Be Eating

We all need some fat in our diet but how much should we be eating? With it being December and Christmas just round the corner, how many of you will be eating more bad foods which contain larger amounts of saturated fat? Did you know that you should have no more than 30g of saturated fat if you are male and no more than 20g if you are female.

Why is it not a good idea to eat too much saturated fat? Well, a part from the obvious where you will put on weight it can also cause illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Fat isn't bad though so don't let this put you off. Try choosing healthier sources of fat which doesn't contain saturated fats. Foods like nuts, seeds, avocados, oily fish and oils contain good fats which your body needs to help absorb other nutrients within the body. Cut down on the rubbish like, biscuits, chocolates, cream, cheeses etc!

About the Author

Job Role Nutritional and Fitness Advisor Qualifications Premier International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy Scott has always been active growing up being involved in different sport teams and individual sports such as boxing and Jiu Jitsu. It wasn't until Scott dislocated his left knee during a Jiu Jitsu Competition when he developed a new passion which was going to the gym. Scott studied an International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy which he has used for over 8 years in the Fitness Industry. Scott has been successful in his field in the UK and in other countries of the world. He has helped many people achieve their goals in Fat Loss, Weight gain, Hypertrophy and other areas of Health and Fitness. Scott is very passionate and is a big motivator who is going to provide you with expert advice and looks forward to helping you with your goals. There is more to see of Scott as he will be competing in Fitness Modelling competitions this year and next so keep a look out for him.
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