The Importance of Fats

The Importance of Fats

by Posted on: April 20, 2016Categories: LiveWell 24/7   


That’s right we said it… Fats are important! Healthy fat intake is essential for your overall health and we’re going to tell you how you can incorporate it into your diet. Low-fat and high sugar diets could be causing your body to hoard calories. Adding healthy fats to your meal plan will help you burn more calories while staying fuller longer.

“Healthy fat” rich foods include…

  • Nuts
  • Avocados
  • Salmon, tuna, tilapia
  • Cheese
  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Butter
  • Olive, coconut, sesame seed, grapeseed, and avocado oils
  • Chia, flax, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds
  • Provide energy– Because carbohydrate calories are burned first when exercising, your body relies on fats for energy.
  • Essential for the nervous system – The axon, part of the neuron that transmits electrical signals from the brain to the body, is made up of 80% lipids that must be provided by your diet.
  • Absorption of vitamins A, D, E, and K – Fats move these vitamins throughout the bloodstream and absorb them into the body.
  • Aid in digestion – Fats are insoluble in the blood, therefore, it stays around awhile longer than most nutrients, keeping you full and energized.
  • Activates hormones and increases immune function
  • Assist in blood clotting and managing inflammation

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