We’ve all been told that fat is the enemy for far too long. In fact, many of us have an ingrained message in our brain that fat is bad – and this message can make us unhealthy if we still believe it.
Our society still offers us plenty of fat-free foods. You’ll find fat-free yogurts, milk, cottage cheese, chips, dips, crackers, beverages, meals, and more. You could eat a low-fat diet based on these foods. However, a low-fat diet is now linked with different types of health disorders such as low hormone levels, which causes a whole host of symptoms.
1. Fat is the starting foodstuff material for your body to make its sex hormones.
No one considered the effects of a low-fat diet in the early days when experts started recommending it. Now we have a whole generation of men with low testosterone levels by the time they hit 30 years old as well as women with PMS.
Fat is the precursor compound your body needs to make its sex hormones. Don’t give it up in your diet!
2. Fat tastes good and curbs your appetite.
Fat delays hunger. It limits the carbohydrates you will eat at a meal. Fat also makes your food taste palatable. Have you ever tasted a no-fat corn chip and compared it to one with fat in it? There’s quite a difference. You need at least 30 grams fat daily in your diet.
The fats you should avoid are fried foods, hydrogenated fats, and trans-fats. Thus, corn chips that have fat in them are heated to high temperatures, making them cause inflammation in the body. And the corn chips without fat don't taste good, either!
3. Fat stores your vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Vitamin A, D, E, and K need fat to be absorbed and stored in your body. Without the fat, your levels of these essential vitamins start to dwindle. Vitamin A keeps your skin smooth and soft. Vitamin D keeps you free from infection.
Vitamin E keeps the free radical population down to a minimum. And vitamin K is important for you to synthesize the right probiotics in your gut. If you go without fat for too long, all four of these nutrients will be in deficient status.
4. Fat carries your vitamins A, D. E, and K to parts of the body where it should go.
The fat-soluble vitamins need fat to move them to other areas of the body. Without the fat, these vitamins don’t get transferred, and you end up with deficiencies.
5. Fat rounds out your figure.
Without enough fat in the body, your fat stores will start to be used up for energy (if you’re on a low-calorie diet). This may be good if you are trying to lose weight, but you can get to the point where you’re too gaunt.
Having fat in the right places isn't a bad thing!
CATEGORIES: Diet, Fat Free, Fat, Nutrition, Healthy Fat