Fats are essential to our health, they provide insulation from the cold, cushion our bones from breaking, improve skin health,reduce cancer risk (omega 6 fatty oils),contributes to building more muscle, whew im out of breath and the list goes on people. so why does fat have such a bad rep? I mean I’m sure you have seen hundreds of commercials talking about fat free and low fat and 0.00001% fat etc, you would think that fat is the absolute worse thing to have in your diet and you would be wrong.
Reasons why fats (natural fats) are good for you.
Fat is good for your health (goood fat that is ) but bad fat(processed products) causes so many health issues, the good fat are not recognized so often. eating a diet rich in natural fat such as avocados contributes to healthy skin, for example;not only is avocado used as a mask, avocado oil can act as a natural sunscreen (take that SPF500!)
Fats like omega 3 fatty acids are essential ingredients to health and is proven to boost not only skin and hair health but is universally recognized as being beneficial to heart health. do you still think fats are bad? Lets consider some fat free products, it sheds a dark light on fats and has you thinking hmm maybe fat is bad for my health(because when you hear the words fat free your brain has been conditioned to think it is healthy), when actually these fat free foods are soo loaded with sugar that they cause you to gain weight faster than a bear hibernating for winter.
Fat and particularly natural fat should have a part in every diet. Fat also aids in the absorption of certain vitamins in the body. There are certain vitamins that are referred to as fat soluble vitamins. vitamins A, D, E and K all rely on fat for absorption, now do you see the importance of fat in your diet? its like a chain reaction because vitamin A is known to be essential for vision, D is great at promoting bone health (did I mention that fat can reduce your risk of osteoporosis?). vitamin E is said to be good for the immune system and K is useful in clotting the blood (can you picture just bleeding without any clotting, not a pretty thought right?).
So you see revere natural fat (don’t eat too much though) because it is beneficial to health as much as the other vitamins and minerals out there.