Class Reunion - Class of 1969 - Liberty, Mississippi
Fats are one of the three macronutrients (nutrients we need in large quantities) found in the food we eat, in addition to protein and carbohydrates. These surprisingly complex molecules provide the slowest, most efficient form of energy for our bodies, according to Merck Manuals. You can find dietary fat in virtually all animal products like meat, dairy, eggs, and fish. Fat also shows up in a bunch of plant foods. Dietary fats are found in very high amounts in nuts, seeds, olives, avocados, and coconuts—and, in their purest form, in oils made from plants and plant seeds (like olive oil, canola oil, or safflower oil). But other plant foods, like beans and even whole grains, also contain a tiny amount of fat.