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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

the Benefits of Fat

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Some people especially women afraid with fat. Low fat diet lifestyle is very popular to make good looking and healthy body.
When eating in excess, fat can cause many health problem. However, our body needs fat. Fat performs vital roles in our body.

What is fat? Fat is one of the substances needed by the body to help maintain normal functions of our body organs. According to health experts require 20-30% fat of the total foods we eat.

According to the source, fat can be classified into two types namely fat derived from animals and plants -also known as vegetable fat.

Fat derived from animal contain a lot of cholesterol whereas vegetable fat contains phytosterols, which contains more unsaturated fatty acids that are beneficial to the body.

Fat Benefits
1. Fat supports the body`s cell walls
2. Fat supports develop healthy skin and hair
3. Protects vital organ. Fat surrounds the body vital organs for support and protect it.
4. Fat supplies essential fatty acid.
5. Fat enables the body absorb, store and circulate the fat soluble vitamins A,D,E,K.
6. Fat is a ready source of energy.
7. Fat provides a layer of insulation just below the skin. People who are overweight are often warm because tend to have too much layer of subcutaneous fat.
8. Children need fat to grow up properly.

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