Don't be Afraid of Fat
Does Fat make you Fat?
How many people think that living a fat free diet will keep you skinny? ... The answer unfortunately is too many people. We have grown up in a society where fat is the enemy and people will go out of their way to avoid foods with high fat contents. I too used to chose foods based on their fat levels as I always assumed that fat ... made you fat. Whilst too much of anything is bad, cutting out fats altogether is not a healthy way to live. It is extremely essential in our diet and throughout this article you will see why.
Why we need Fat in our Diet
Poor Vitamin Absorption
Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble, meaning that the body needs fats to utilise them. They are required for growth, immunity, cell repair and clothing. Without fat in our diets we will become deficient in these vitamins and suffer the consequences.
Types of FatWhilst some fat in your diet is essential, not all fats are created equal and there are types you should still avoid.
Ensure you include monounsaturated fats - avocados, nuts, olives etc - and
polyunsaturated fats - seeds, fish, soy etc. in your diet
Limit saturated fats - cheese, butter, lard etc.
Eliminate trans fats - fried food, packaged food, pastries