As we knew in our note dedicated to differences of animal and vegetable fats It is usual that - as with cholesterol - we tend to think that fats They are bad for our health. However, the reality is that depending on the type of fat we consume and its quantity, these are fundamental for our body.
Why? Mainly because they participate in an interesting variety of functions: for example, they help us to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins (ie vitamins A, D, E and K), regulate body temperature, and protect our organs, among other functions important
But we must differentiate between animal fats and the vegetable fats , because although it is true that the former are less recommended and should always be consumed in moderation, vegetable fats are always the most appropriate.
Taking into account that animal fats become the greatest source of energy for our body, it is normal that many nutritionists do not advise their elimination and their consumption is punctual every week (for example, it is not advisable to eat more than 2 servings of red meat a week, or more than 3 white meats).
Calories from animal fats
Although it is true that each food of animal origin has its own caloric content, if you are concerned about this topic it can always be interesting to know how many calories do animal fats give us? .
By itself, 450 grams of animal fat contributes around 3,500 calories. This amount, therefore, decreases or increases depending on the food or derivative that we consume.
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