Dietary fats: which ones to choose?

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Most foods contain several types of fats – saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and trans fatty acids, some of which are better for health than others.
No need to completely remove fat from the diet. You might want to choose the most appropriate types of fats and eat them in moderation.

Fats: a necessary nutrient
Your body needs fat to function properly inmod. Fats are not only a source of energy, but maifolosesc and the formation of cell membranes and some hormones called eicosanoids compusiasemanatori. These compounds regleazapresiunea pressure, heart rate, constricts blood vessels, blood clotting and the nervous system. In addition, fat transportavitaminele fat soluble (A, D, E and K) from foods sange.Grasimile also provide healthy hair and skin, protejeazaorganele vital insulates the body and give a feeling of fullness dupamese.

But excessive fat has a negative impact on health. Eating foods high in fat increase the number of calories, which can lead to weight gain and obesity. Obesity is a risk factor for many diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, gallstones, sleep apnea and osteoarthritis. Also a type of excess fat – like saturated fats or trans-fatty acids may increase blood cholesterol levels with risk of coronary heart disease.



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