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marilynaliza | healthiswealth

Fat - it always means "enemy"?

Jun 22nd 2014 at 10:23 PM

Energy Bomb!
The energy value of fat is very high - burning 1 g provides the body with about 9 kcal, hence a diet rich in fats promotes the development of overweight and obesity. Certain types of fat acting on the walls of blood vessels leading to the development of atherosclerosis.

Moreover proven that high-fat diet is associated with an increased risk of cancer, such as colon cancer and breast cancer

. All of these allegations, however, refer to the fats of animal origin - sources of cholesterol and saturated fatty acids.

There are also other types of fats, which have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system (and not only) - we are talking primarily about fats containing omega-3 . We can not unequivocally say that fats in the diet indiscriminately harm and limit their intake.

Fats are sometimes necessary
It is not possible without the functioning of the body fat. Long-term, the total elimination of their diet may result in, among others

, the development of symptoms of deficiency of fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K), destabilization of hormonal imbalance or weakness

of immunity. Under no circumstances should apply restrictive diets low in fat in children. These are used inter alia for the normal development of the nervous system.

It should also be noted that in vegetable fats do not find vitamin A - it occurs only in animal fats (as well as in fish).

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