Why We Need to Welcome Fat Back into Our Diets

Did you know that healthy fats, including saturated fat found in coconut oil and butter, are actually GOOD and NECESSARY for your body and are actually building blocks for your cell membranes and hormones, including your sex hormones. Fats serve an energy source. It’s required for the absorption of fat soluble vitamins, A, K, E and D, as well as the adequate use of proteins. Fat serves as a protective lining around your organs. It slows the absorption of food for proper energy regulation and it makes food tastes good. Finally, when people put healthy fats back into their diet, they are more likely to eat less and be more satisfied. It’s interesting to think that with all the benefits of including fat in our diets, how Image our culture has suffered by removing fats. Basically, we’ve replaced fat with sugar which has contributed its own list of health problems. But considering how fat is actually necessary, what might be some consequences of not getting enough of these healthy fats?

About Rachael Gilchrist

I am passionate about food and nutrition. I am an educator and a Nutritional Therapist. I love to cook and believe that everyone should be able to enjoy eating no matter what their sensitivities around food may be. Food is as an integral part of our culture and bringing people and community together. It's meant to enjoyed. If I can play a small part in helping others feel more comfortable with their food sensitivities and keep them connected to others, then I've accomplished my purpose in this blog.
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