Good Fat?     
Basic Needs 2    
Saturated Fat 2    
Finding Good Fat 2    
The Good News 2    

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Your brain is 60% fat.
Fat Facts





  Basic Needs

Fat is just as important as proteins and carbohydrates for good health. We need at least 20 grams (four teaspoons) of fat per day.1 In fact, fat deficiencies can cause or worsen many conditions that plague modern society. ADHD2, Asthma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, and even cancer have been linked to fat deficiencies. Every cell of your body needs fat.

Each cell of our bodies is encased in a cell wall made up of a fat layer sandwiched between two protein layers. This fat layer regulates how nutrients and waste products pass in and out of the cell, a process essential to good health. As your body makes cells every day, you must provide a steady supply of fat (building blocks) every day.

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Some Uses of
Fat in the Body

body insulation
temperature regulation
lubricating joints
transporting vitamins
protection from UV rays
Vitamin D manufacture
water regulation
carrying nerve impulses
storing memories
storing energy
regulating inflammation
bile production
keeping skin, hair and eyes moist

   1 Swank, Roy L. M.D. , The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book (New York: Doubleday, 1977), p. 111.
   2 Rudin, Donald O. M.D, Omega 3 Oils (New York: Avery Publishing Group, 1996), p. 97.

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