I’ll preface this article by saying that it will help if you have anopen mind and accept that some of these facts are a slap in theface to politically correct nutrition in this day and age where fatsare admonished by many doctors, health "experts", and themass media.To start, eating an adequate supply of healthy dietary fats isvitally important to your overall health. Fats are one of the maincomponents in all of the cell membranes throughout your entirebody. If you eat enough healthy natural fats, your cellular processes will proceed normally.On the other hand, if you eat
man-made, heavily processed,chemically altered fats
(damaged fats) that are found in mostprocessed foods, your cellular function will be impaired asthese damaged fats become part of your cell membranes, thebody will have to work harder to operate correctly, anddegenerative diseases can develop.In addition, healthy dietary fats are necessary for optimalhormone production and balance within the body and aretherefore essential for the muscle building and fat burningprocesses. Other important functions that dietary fats play in ahealthy body are aiding vitamin and mineral utilization, enzymeregulation, energy, etc.I cringe every time I hear so called "health experts" recommendrestriction of dietary fat, claiming that a low-fat diet is the key togood health, weight loss, and prevention of degenerativediseases.
Restriction of any one macronutrient (protein,carbs, or fat) in your diet works against what your bodyneeds and can only lead to problems
.All three basic macronutrients serve important functions for alean, healthy, and disease-free body. As Dr. Mary Enig, Ph.D,and one of the leading fats researchers in the world, notes in