Eating, like other aspects of life, is a balancing act. All foods should be enjoyed yet some foods have more calories than expected. When calories are not used up the body often stores those calories for later (aka – weight gain!). Remember, foods higher in fat have more calories per gram than other foods.
Oils can be part of a healthy eating pattern. They provide essential fatty acids and vitamin E. Since they are a high source of calories it is recommended that oils should replace solid fats in a diet.