FATS

Bad is not always true!

their functions

Fat is used to insulate your body and has the ability to coution your vital organs by placing fat around them to help absorb sudden impacts. And it converts to energy. If you dont have carbohydrates left to burn in your body, fat is used as the energy substitute. Fat is also needed to carry and help absorb fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E, and K, and carotenoids. Another thing that fat is used for is to help rebuild cells and help brain development and function.

types of fats

The harmful types of fat:

  • Saturated fat.- raises total blood cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, which can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Trans fat.- increase unhealthy LDL cholesterol and lower healthy high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. This can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.
The healthier types of fat:

  • Monounsaturated fat.- Studies show that eating foods rich in monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease.
  • Polyunsaturated fat.- Evidence shows that eating foods rich in polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids.- Omega-3, found in some types of fatty fish, appears to decrease the risk of coronary artery disease. It may also protect against irregular heartbeats and help lower blood pressure levels.

why fat is the most essential nutrient

  • It helps with brain development and functions
  • It protects your vital organs from sudden impacts and shock
  • It carries vitamins such as A, D, E, and K
  • It provides energy
  • It can help rebuild cells and help brain development and functions

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