In our most recent blogs, we discussed carbohydrates and protein, and how they relate to MMA fighters. We will now cover the last Macronutrient, Fat. We will go through the different types of fats, body fat, how we burn fat during the day compared to exercise and why knowing this is important for fighters.
Fats in Food
First and foremost, let’s cover what fats are. They are these long molecules that our body uses for a range of functions such as; storing and transporting vitamins, cushioning our organs, building hormones, giving our cells structure, and storing reserve energy. In short, fat is extremely important in our body.