Why Do You Need to Know these
Benefits of Fat?

Wondering what the health benefits of fat are?

Why we need it in our diet?

First, let's do a quick word association quiz, shall we?

What word immediately comes to mind when you hear the term 'fat'?

I bet not many of you had any kind words for the poor old word...

It's a shame that most of us think of the word 'fat' and link it to the word 'bad'.

Not all fats are bad for you.

In fact, some are not only beneficial to your health - but your health (and immune system) depends on them. Like the omega fatty acids.

But okay, most fats are not essential. Most will simply provide excess calories that will widen your waistline and deteriorate your health.

But being fat-phobic will get you in just as much trouble – and you will end up just as unhealthy.

Here are just some of the basic facts about fat -

The fat cells in our body:

  • Cushion and protect our vital organs
  • Insulate the body
  • Act as a shock absorber (like when you fall)
  • Provide a reserve energy source

The dietary fat that we eat:

  • Ensures that all our cells function properly
  • Maintains healthy skin and hair
  • Enables us to process the fat-soluble vitamins
  • - vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K
  • Gives us a feeling of fullness after meals

So please don't think twice about including fats in your diet. Just make sure they are the right fats in the right amounts.

Click on the first link below to keep learning how to create great health and a strong immune system by properly utilizing the healthy fats and avoiding the bad fats.

- - Benefits of Fat