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As oppose to the popular belief, fat is as essential as carbohydrates and protein, in order to maintain an optimal health. But what’s important to note is that there are different types of fats and some of them are actually considered as healthy fats while others are known to be bad for your health.
Including fat in your diet is crucial as many of our body functions need it in order to work optimally. What’s more is that fat assists in protecting your organs and also helps your body to stay warm. Plus, our bodies require it go absorb vital nutrients such as vitamins and apart from that fat also is necessary for adequate hormone production.
Fat can be split up into three major categories i.e. polyunsaturated fat, monounsaturated fat and saturated fat. Polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fat are considered as good fats whereas saturated fats are known to cause various health problem such as raising cholesterols levels, heart attacks etc.
On the other hand taking in small amounts of saturated fats will not harm your body but can actually be good for your health. So it’s deemed best to limit your intake of saturated fat, so as to ensure that your cholesterol levels stays normal.
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