What To Know About Dietary Fats

Lowering, limiting, and eliminating fat from the diet has been a trend and weight loss rumor for decades now. Low fat milk, no-fat yogurt, low-fat crackers, you see it everywhere in the grocery store. What if I told you that fat plays multiple essential roles in our bodies? It’s true! Dietary fats are so important for a multitude of reasons. To drastically reduce fat intake or eliminate would impact these functions (in a bad way). Let’s look together at the different functions that dietary fat provides for our bodies.



Dietary Fat Functions Include:

Insulation: There are two different general storage sites for fat in the body: subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Subcutaneous f