FATS are important for human body

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Fats are necessary and are essential for one's health. Most of us without realizing the importance of fats in our daily diet try to avoid any fat intake during the course of the day. This can be attributed to the lack of awareness regarding the health benefits of fats and the many misconceptions that are associated with its intake.

Have you experienced days when you just cannot seem to muster the energy you need to get through your day? Do you find your child complaining of not having enough energy to complete a task? Have you ever stopped to wonder why? Well, one reason can be a poor and unhealthy diet. It is imperative that we all know what foods are good for us and what are bad.

Fat makes our food palatable and tasty and is an important part of our diet, not only because it delivers the energy our body needs for optimal functioning, but also because it serves as a carrier for fat soluble micronutrients ‘vitamins'. It also plays an essential role in maintaining vigorous skin and hair, insulating the body's organs against shock, maintaining body temperature, and promoting healthy cell function.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that 30 percent of calories should come from fats. Furthermore, two-third of these fats should be good fats, whereas the remaining one third can come from saturated fats. Unsaturated fats are referred to as Good Fats and can be found in vegetable oils like rapeseed oil, sunflower seed oil, walnut oil, almond oil, soybean oil and olive oil and products made thereof like soft margarines and salad dressings. Good fats contain Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, also known as essential fats. These fats need to be derived from our diet, as our body cannot produce them. Considering that both children and adults need these fats, it is important that they are made a part of every household's daily diet. Furthermore, Unsaturated fats are also known to help lower oneís levels of bad cholesterol (Low Density Lipoprotein) commonly known as LDL and help your childish body to grow and develop like it should and also helps your kids jump start their day. Now that we have covered the different kinds of fats and their importance, ensuring that you and your family eat the right somewhat fat should not be too difficult.

This is not a tough task and entails making a few minor changes in the kitchen such as replacing the daily butter you use with a soft margarine. Health experts agree that in order to reduce bad fats (both saturated and Trans fat), it is best to replace butter, with vegetable oils and soft margarine. This is advised because soft margarine and liquid cooking margarine is virtually free from Trans fats. argarine is considered to be a healthy substitute for butter owing to the fact that margarine is produced from plant oils, which are a rich source of omega 3 and omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Furthermore, margarine contains vitamin A, D and E, whereas butter contains only vitamin A. This makes margarine a healthier choice than butter. So fat is not your worst enemy - all you have to do is choose the right amount and the right kind.

Lets all vow to reap the benefits of a healthy, well-balanced diet by switching from bad fats to good fats. The day we do this, we will be one step closer to appropriating a healthier life for our family and ourselves. Remember, if you and your kids are getting most of your fat from lean meats, fish, soft margarine and vegetable oils like sunflower and soybean, you are on the right track and you can consider half the battle won.

Feroz Ahmed Bawany goal is to increase my knowledge and to understand the only civilized creations of Almighty Lord are HUMAN. He is a regular contributer to TRCB.com.

 

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