How does fat benefit the body?

Baierbrunn (ots) –

The less fat the diet, the better? no. But it makes a difference if we eat bacon or nuts. And it depends on the quantity and quality of the fat. The health magazine “Apotheken Umschau” explains which fats are good for our body.

Products such as sausages should be avoided.

Fat has been demonized for a long time. But in addition to other food groups such as proteins, vegetables and fruits, the body urgently needs many fats, as a catalyst for fat-soluble vitamins, as energy storage and protection against heat or as building material for cell walls. Whether fats can cause harm depends primarily on the preparation and composition.

Example of saturated fatty acids: They are found in dairy products such as butter or cheese and in meat. They are not as harmful as is often claimed. However, it is better to avoid processed products such as sausage or ham. Monounsaturated fatty acids include many vegetable fats such as those found in olive or rapeseed oil, nuts or avocados. Although the latter contains healthy fats, it should only be consumed infrequently with the environment in mind.

Omega-3 fatty acids are often neglected

Polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, are found in sunflower oil, for example, but also in eggs and poultry. Nutrition experts recommend flaxseed, canola, or walnut oil for omega-6 intake. While we often eat too many omega-6 fatty acids, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are often neglected.

These anti-inflammatory fats are found in some vegetable oils, nuts, and oily fish. 100 grams of salmon contains 12 grams of fat, and 22 grams is recommended as the maximum daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids. However, it should be noted that fish is ecologically problematic and often contaminated. Fish or algae oil capsules are good alternatives.

This report is only free for publication with a reference to the source. The health magazine “Apotheken Umschau” 6A/2022 is currently available in most pharmacies. Much more interesting health news is available at and on Facebook ( and Instagram ( ) /apotheken_umschau/).

Press contact:

Katharina Neff-Neudert
Press and public relations
Telephone: 089/744 33-360
Email: [email protected]

Original content from: Wort & Bild Verlag – health reports, broadcast by news aktuell
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