How many?

The latter are macronutrients which, in addition to representing a source of energy with 9 kcal per gram, perform important biological/structural functions in our body.

LARN – DRVs for the Italian population: LIPIDS

Source: IV Revisione dei Livelli di Assunzione di Riferimento di Nutrienti ed energia per la popolazione italiana (LARN), Società Italiana di Nutrizione Umana (SINU)

The omega3 and omega6 essential fatty acids (essential because we are unable to produce them) have recommended intake dosages which vary according to the special physiological state (e.g. during pregnancy they are essential for the development of the fetus).

These intervene in the regulation of cardiovascular and immune processes and fight the inflammatory state.