Why do we need fat in our diet?
Q. Why do we need fat in our diet?
A. Fat supports many functions in the body:
-Provides long-burning energy
-Stabilizes the brain
-Builds strong cell membranes
-Decreases the rate of gastric emptying (feel full, longer)
-Allows absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, & K)
-Precursors to vitamin D and bile
-Triggers satiety hormones and don’t elicit an insulin response
-Provides raw materials for building hormones (fertility)
The KINDS of fat you consume are also important for your health-stay tuned to learn more!