These essential nutrients are not “empty” calories in your diet. They not only flavor foods, they also provide a sense of fullness and are necessary in absorbing fat-soluble vitamins and minerals. This chapter explains how to manage fats and oils in your diet. Unfortunately, some fat sources are detrimental to your health. But if you equate “fat” with “bad,” you're out of the loop, so let's reel you back in to the benefits of natural energy sources.