For most of us, when we think of fat, we imagine the disgusting, vexatious cellulite that seems to cling to our bodies like koala bear to a tree.
|FAT! Has been the target of criticism for this lifetime...|
Poor, fat. It’s had a bad rap for decades. Nonetheless, fat is undeserving of such criticism—if we are referring to healthy fats. In recent years, the importance of healthy fats to build and sustain our health has become increasingly emphasized.
Need more convincing? Here are five reasons you should add foods such as avocados, coconut oil, and those nasty fish oil pills to your shopping cart:
#1: Fatty Acids: healthy fats provide essential fatty acids, which are necessary for many bodily functions such as transportation of cholesterol in the blood, fighting infections, balancing the immune system, forming hemoglobin, etc.
#2: Fat is energy! It powers the majority of our life functions. When we are deficient in healthy fats, our energy decreases.
#3: Fat helps maintain healthy skin. Our body cells must contain fat to function, and this helps better control what goes in and out of our skin cells.
#4: Fat is essential for the absorption of vitamins K, A, E, D, etc. Fat helps move these vitamins so they are properly dispersed.
#5: Fat helps produce steroid hormones, which instigate and regulate our different body systems.
|Here's the FAT that we are talking about!|
Source: Food Matters
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