UH, DOESN’T EATING FAT MAKE ME FAT? 🤔 💭
Before I explain, Fat is a key macronutrient like protein and is essential to live. The right kinds of fat support healthy joints, cellular health, heart health, brain functioning, mood, and a host of other functions in the body. There are certain fats that are less than spectacular and should be avoided for the most part.
So now back to the question: Doesn’t fat make me fat?
No. This is a very common belief because they share the same name but this is not true. Dietary fat that you eat in your food is essential to your body in certain amounts. Dietary fat is another form of energy and nutrition for those that were wondering.
Adipose tissue, or body fat, is stored calories: while eating foods high in fat can result in excess adipose tissue, consuming dietary fat in the correct amounts will not make your fat.
The right fats supply the body with energy,
helps it retain crucial vitamins that require fat for absorption, protect the organs, and encourage healthy skin/hair.
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