Fats - why shouldn't they be off the menu?
Why do we need fat?
Many of us, in an attempt to reduce excess weight, first give up products that contain fat. This is a very big mistake - because if the body does not get the amount of fat it needs daily - it will stop absorbing fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamin D), which in turn will limit the absorption of calcium and other minerals. (obesity, liver and pancreatic disorders, etc.), so the optimal amount of fat that should be taken in is 60-80g per day. Depending on the physical parameters of the person. It is this amount that will be completely harmless, and will provide the body with the necessary nutrients.
Fat plays an important role in regulating our body. First of all, fat is a source of energy that is so necessary for every normal person to be able to work normally, exercise and, in the end, just feel good.
Many vitamins (eg A, E, B2, D, K…) and trace elements (calcium, magnesium…) are not able to be absorbed in the body without the presence of fat, which in turn can lead to their deficiency and result in wrinkles, the skin becomes flabby. , shrinks, hair falls out, nails start to crack and crack.
In addition, fats - an important link in the chain, in the development of some hormones and in the process of forming new cells - they transport nutrients through cell membranes and help maintain the functions of our immune system.
That is, if you want to be beautiful, healthy and full of energy - do not do without fat.
What happens if you do not get enough fat?
- Disorders of the nervous and cardiovascular systems, liver;
- Impaired vision;
- The chemical composition of the skin begins to change;
- Physical activity and resistance to various diseases begin to decrease - the immune system weakens.
But most importantly - if a person does not regularly get enough fat - the metabolism is disrupted, as a result of which the fat layer only increases.
Let's not forget that it is fat that gives our body warmth, and the layer of fat protects our internal organs from various shocks and blows - falling or in rapid, sharp movements.
A few years ago, there was a theory that proponents almost completely excluded fat from their diets on the grounds that fat caused atherosclerosis. And only recently has it been shown that fat, on the contrary, contains trace elements that reduce the risk of atherosclerosis.
Fat is at the top of the list of products to be excluded, as everyone who follows their weight avoids and fears the intake of excess fat. However, the complete abandonment of fats, as well as their excessive intake, can lead to serious health problems. It is important not to exceed the required daily dose and to give preference to vegetable fats.
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