When it comes to senior nutrition, or a healthy diet in general, the encouragement of dietary fat may cause some head-scratching. But with fat being one of the three core macronutrients (carbohydrate and protein being the other two), it is absolutely imperative for human health. Additionally, dietary fat does not necessarily lead to fat accumulation in the body, and is needed to maintain cell structure and integrity, offer insulation, assist in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, and other valuable physiological processes. But too much and the wrong type of fat may cause weight gain and the risk of chronic disease, including heart disease and diabetes. By addressing unhealthy versus healthy fat sources and incorporating dietary fats with lean proteins and complex carbs, seniors can maintain and improve health.
Source: Silver Cuisine by BistroMD.