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What are fats?
Fats, just like proteins and carbohydrates, are macronutrients – elements of food required for proper functioning of our organisms. Their main role is to give us energy: 1 gram of fats is equivalent to 9 calories, what makes them invaluable when food is scarce. For comparison, both proteins and carbs contain only 4 calories per gram.
Apart from being an immediate source of energy, fats have a few more important functions. They are an energy reserve – if you happen to supply fewer calories than your TDEE (total daily energy expenditure), your organism will break up fat tissue for additional calories. The fats also help to regulate the water content of cells and provide essential fatty acids.