Fat helps you think
Did you know that fat is food to your brain? Over half of your brain is made up of fat. Fat makes up the lipid bilayer that surrounds the nerve cells in your brain. Hence, you need fat for brain development, and that should be reason enough, agree?
Fat helps you burn calories
Did you know that without a healthy proportion of fat, your body would not be able to absorb essential vitamins? This means that when you go on a crash-diet, banning all fats, you’re also depriving your body of essential vitamins that play a huge role in the normal functioning of your body—including the ability to burn calories. You heard that right.
Fat will not make you fat
Of course, nothing in excess is good for you and that includes fat. However, in normal quantities—fat will not make you fat. Fatty acids such as coconut oil, ghee, and butter are not stored as fat reserves in the body. Instead they’re transported into the bloodstream and used as fuel and the good news is that because these fats are converted into energy they speed up your metabolism rate. Win and win!
Trans fats = bad fats
So what exactly constitutes as bad fat? Like anything you put in your body, what you need to be mindful about is quality. Trans fats are poor quality fats that lead to the poor functioning of everything in your body. Stay clear of packaged foods that contains this demon and you’re body will remain fresh, fabulous and intact!