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Fat is essential to health.
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Where's the Good Fat?
Nutritionists recommend a daily balance of protein, carbohydrate and fat. But of the three macronutrients fat remains the least understood. Everyone knows that proteins build muscle and other tissues and carbohydrates are burned for energy to fuel the body. But what about fat? What is fat good for?

Many people are aware of how fats (the wrong fats) clog arteries, leading to heart disease and thus, develop and unhealthy fear of fat. What they don't know is that fat is used in every cell of the body1 for many very important jobs.

by Sally Powers

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   1 Balch, James F. M.D., Prescription for Nutritional Healing (New York: Avery Publishing Group, 1997), p. 51.