Why do you need fat in your diet?
1) The nerves, and the brain, need fat in order to function.2) Certain vitamins (A, D, E, and K) are carried throughout the body via fat (oils), not water.
3) Energy storage and usage.
4) Some fatty acids cannot be made by the body and are needed by the body's cells.
5) The skin, and hair follicles, need a certain amount of fat.
6) Some of our hormones have fat as one of their ingredients.
7) Subdermal and visceral insulation.