Why do we need Fat?

Why do we need Fat?

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Health and Fitness articles | 0 comments


Although the whole world runs after losing it, the fact is that fat is an essential part of human body and you cannot live without it.

SURPRISE! Fat is a naturally occurring oily substance that is found in animal and human bodies as a layer beneath the skin as well as around certain internal organs.

 It is a concentrated source of energy, and 1 gram of fat contributes nine calories to the body. A small amount of the right type one is required to stay healthy and fit.

The problem happens when massive amounts of the wrong type get stored in the body.


How it gets accumulated?

There are two types of fat – saturated and unsaturated. While saturated are the ones that the whole world wants to get rid of, you cannot live without unsaturated fats in your body.


A lot of food items that are available in the market or cooked at home contain high quantity of fat which is greater than what the body requires.


This additional one gets accumulated in the body in the form of saturated fat and causes conditions of obesity, high cholesterol levels, high blood sugar levels and other conditions that put the cardiac system under serious threat.

While talking of body fat, if you want to know that how is accumulate in your body, you need to understand the concept of calorie intake. A calorie is nothing but a unit of measure for body energy. Any food that you consume adds calories to the body.

Whenever you eat food that offers more calories than the body needs, the body stores the additional energy in the form of fat. That is how it gets accumulated in the human body.

Good vs bad

So now that you have understood the two different types, the next evident question is which one is good and which one is bad. Broadly speaking, the most beneficial ones are the unsaturated ones, like nuts, avocado, and peanuts.

This type of fat includes monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fatty acids. These ones help in reducing the risk of heart diseases as they lower the levels of triglycerides and cholesterols in the body.

Omega-3 fatty acid is an example of polyunsaturated fat which is famous for its heart heath benefits.
Saturated fats, i.e., the bad ones are majorly found in animal products like pork, meat, etc. as well as in various vegetable oils.

The saturated ones get accumulated in the body as their molecular structure helps them to clump together easily.


Owing to this clumping, the saturated molecules stick to the walls of the arteries and tend to clog them, thereby increasing chances of higher blood pressure.


In conclusion, the right amount of the good fat is essential for the body health, also when you are in a bulking season in order to grow you need to increase the amount of it into your organism, this will allow your muscle to grow and develop more quickly.



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