For adults, the AMDR for fat in the diet ranges between 20 and 35 percent of the total calories in the diet.
What was your perception of dietary fat before reading this week’s resources?
Prior to engaging in the reading of this week resources, personal perception of the dietary fat is that it is the amount of fat, which is present in the food consumed at a given meal. I never knew that there are four categories of fats. In fact, I have learned of the polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. These are new fats, which I have never come across. Moreover, I now comprehend the essence of having different fats in the body and how to regulate them to ensure healthy body and good development of various body systems and functions. Also, I thought that dietary fat cannot be controlled, but now I am aware that it is possible to control this fat by focusing on the type and kind of meal consumed by a person.
How has your perception changed?
I now have a new knowledge on what dietary fat is. As such, I am aware that the total calories should be between 20 to 35 for an adult. Thus, it is clear that excessive fats have the impact of negatively affecting the health of a person. Hence, when buying different types of oils and food products I know what to fact in as the main consideration factors. These will help in selecting different types of fat, which are applicable for a healthy person. It is paramount to consider these because there are bad and good fat levels in the body. Such have to be regulated to ensure that they contribute to effective growth and development of a person.