Fats

The Most Essential Nutrient

Kolbe Hughes Hour 6

Why Fats are the Most Essential Nutrient

Fats are the most essential nutrient, because it is a source of energy and they help you absorb vitamins. Fat also fills fat cells and insulates your body to keep you warm and to protect your internal organs. Fats keep your skin and hair healthy. Fats also give your body essential fatty acids, like linoleic and linoleic acid. Your body uses those acids for brain development, controlling inflamation, and blood clotting.

Examples of Fats

Functions of Fat

1. Insulates your body

2. Keeps you warm

3. Source of energy

Works Cited

"Dietary Fats Explained: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Web. 16 Jan. 2015. <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000104.htm>.


"Healthy Fat Facts." Healthy Fat Facts. Web. 16 Jan. 2015. <http://bodyforlife.com/library/articles/nutrition/healthy-fat-facts>.