Why is Fat Important?


Consuming fat is critical to good health. You heard me right. Our bodies need to consume fat every day. Fat helps our body absorb vitamins A, D, E & K. Fat is a key source of energy. Fat is an important building block of all cells in the body. Fat, in the form of glycero- and sphingolipids, makes up the bulk of cellular membranes. There are three types of fat: trans fats, saturated fats and mono unsaturated fats and poly unsaturated fats. Trans fats come from processed food and are considered a bad fat. So too are saturated fats which come from mean and diary. Mono and poly unsaturated fats come from olive oil, seeds and fish. These are considered good fats because they protect the heart and decrease hunger.  The average adult needs approximately 20-30% of the calories consumed every day to be in the form of fat calories.

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Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

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