Fat Matters

Despite receiving bad press over many years, fats play a vital role in the body for optimal health. Our brain is the fattest organ in the body and may consist of 60% fat. Fats are a great source of energy, more-so than protein or carbohydrates. Vitamins A,D, E and K are fat-soluble, requiring fats for transport around the body. We need good fats to build healthy cholesterol (HDL) to break down unhealthy cholesterol (LDL) in our body. Fat is required in the body for the production of sex hormones. Fat in food equals flavour !Fats are Saturated (solid at room temperature – think butter, coconut oil,) Unsaturated (liquid at room temp - olive, sesame, rice bran.) Plant foods contain mostly unsat

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