I love fat because it has countless health benefits and plays so many roles in our body! From our brain to our bones, fat is absolutely crucial for good health.脂肪的好处在于，它不仅为人体带来健康，而且在人体中还起着至关重要的作用！从大脑到骨骼，脂肪在健康中占据着不可或缺的作用。
Why I Love Fat
Every cell in our body is comprised of a portion of fat, and it makes up more than 50% of our brain! Fat plays a number of major roles in our body:
Reduces cravings: Fat helps balance blood sugar by increasing insulin sensitivity, slowing down the digestion of glucose, and helping us feel full and satisfied
Nutrient absorption: Helps in the absorption and utilization of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, which are vital for things like healthy bones, teeth and eyesight
Skin: Nourishes and moisturizes our skin from the inside out! Fat is great for dry skin.
Reduces inflammation: Omega-3 fatty acids are highly anti-inflammatory, great for inflammatory conditions such as acne and eczema, and are absolutely essential for good health and supporting our brain, heart, immune system.
Balanced Hormones: Saturated fat is required for the production and regulation of our sex hormones such as testosterone and estrogen
Energy: Yep. The right fats, including medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) found in foods like coconut oil, are used readily as a source of energy for our body! Our body thrives off of fat as a fuel source.
What Makes a Fat Good or Bad?
Many of us have been made to believe that that the less fat you eat, the better. However, it’s not about avoiding fat, it’s about avoiding the wrong kinds of fat. Here’s what matters most: eating the right fats in the right amounts, in the correct balance and ratios, and prepared correctly. The wrong fats, or even the right fats prepared incorrectly, are bad news. There are several factors that determine whether a fat is healthy or unhealthy for us.
What kinds of fat are we eating?
How has it been treated?
Is it fresh?
Has it been exposed to heat, light, oxygen, hydrogenation, water, or metals?
How old is it?
How has it been prepared?
How much was eaten?
Are we eating a proper balance of other fats?
Avocado and avocado oil
Coconut and coconut oil
Olives and olive oil
Nuts and seeds (soaked for optimal digestion)
Unheated nut/seed oils (walnut, sesame, macadamia, etc.)
Pasture raised eggs
Organic, grass-fed butter
Vegetable oils including soy, corn and canola
Fats from conventionally raised, grain-fed meats
Oils cooked at high temperatures (especially delicate polyunsaturated fats from olive and other vegetable oils)
A Note on Trans Fat
Trans fatty acids are something we should all run from. These fats are produced during the hydrogenation process and are found in items such as margarine and an array of processed foods. When you see cookies, crackers and pastries in a package, it’s likely they contain some amount of trans fat. Even worse, fats have an affinity to plastic, so fats stored in clear, plastic containers are no good!