Dr. Mercola – Foodconsumer.org
The idea of this article is to describe how the scary idea of saturated fat wasn’t so bad for you. In fact the article states seven reasons why we need it. One reason why you need it is to improve cardiovascular risks. It says in the article that saturated fat plays a key role in cardiovascular health. The research says that when women diet, those eating the greatest percentage of the total fat in their diets as saturated fat lose the most weight. A second reason why you need it is because it strengths your bones. Calcium requires saturated fat to have any effect to the bones. A third reason why is because it improves liver health. Saturated fat has show to protect the liver from alcohol and medications that are used for pain or arthritis. A fourth reason is because it helps healthy lungs. Inside lungs there is a thin coat of fat, which is if coarse is 100% saturated fat. A fifth reason is because it provides for a healthy brain. Similar to the lungs the brain is made of fat and cholesterol. With out it, lack of saturated fat will rob your brain of the raw materials needed to function optimally. A sixth reason is that it provides as a proper nerve signaler. The fat will help send signal messages. And lastly it provides for a strong immune system. Saturated fat plays key roles in immune health. Over all, this article intrigued me because I always thought I needed to steer away from any thing with saturated fat. Now I come to know that I need saturated fat in my every day diet!