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Benefits of saturated and unsaturated fats on the body

Benefits of saturated and unsaturated fats on the body

Benefits of saturated and unsaturated fats for the human body fat plays a vital role in the health functions of each person, according to concerned sources 20-35% of the total calories come from fat, and there are 3 types of dietary fats

Saturated fats, trans fats, unsaturated fats.

Saturated fats come from meat and high-fat dairy products, and they raise cholesterol levels. Less than 20g per day of them should be consumed.

Trans fats, also known in part as hydrogenated oils, come from baked products and fried commercial foods and also tend to raise cholesterol levels, and the amount consumed daily should be minimized.

Unsaturated fats come from oils, fish,and avocados, and do not raise cholesterol.

Benefits of fat

1. Energy

Fats are concentrated sources of energy. 9 calories per gram compared to 4 calories per gram for both protein and carbohydrates, and 7 calories per gram for alcohol.

This concentration of energy allows humans to consume less food and get more calories.

2. Vitamins

Both vitamins A, D, and E are decaying fats, meaning that without fat, our bodies will be unable to benefit from these vitamins, which are used for many daily functions including cell growth and repair.

3. Hormones and enzymes

Fats make up a large part of the production of hormones and enzymes, and without the use of hormones and enzymes everything from the digestion of food to the reproductive process will be stopped or disrupted.

4. Protection

Body fat acts as a cushion for organs, both from the outside and within the networks of the inside, helps it absorb shocks, and its lack generates havoc in body systems.

5. Stored energy

Stored fat gives Man the ability to continue to perform functions when food is not available for a long period exceeding 3 weeks, and this stored fat allows pregnancy in women, as pregnancy requires a specific amount of fat from the mother, and if not enough amount, the woman will lose the menstrual cycle, which prevents the occurrence of pregnancy and causes health problems for the mother and

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