When attempting to adopt healthier eating habits, people are always told to stay away from fats. Most of us are convinced that they can clog the arteries, resulting in heart disease and make us gain unwanted weight.
The truth is, you need a certain amount of fat in your diet, for your body to function. For example, it helps with vitamin absorption. It keeps your hair and skin healthy and it gives you needed fuel for your body to run on. It also keeps your body warm and can help to control inflammation. The confusion can be attributed to not knowing, that there are two types of fats. They are referred to as unsaturated and saturated and the difference in the two, depends on how much fatty acid they contain.