Every carbon atom in the fatty acid is matched up with a hydrogen atom, the fat is saturated- it cannot hold any more hydrogen. They are usually solid at room temperature.
Your brain is mainly made of fat and cholesterol. The importance of the highly unsaturated essential fatty acids found in cold-water fish (EPA and DHA) for normal brain and nerve function is sound fact. Most of the fatty acids in the brain are actually saturated. A diet that skimps on healthy saturated fats robs your brain of the raw materials it needs to function optimally.
Saturated fat has been shown to protect the liver from the toxic insults of alcohol and medications, including acetaminophen and other drugs commonly used for pain and arthritis, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs, and even to reverse the damage once it has occurred. Certain saturated fats function directly as signaling messengers that influence the metabolism, including the appropriate release of insulin; it is important to keep the immune system vigilant against the development of cancerous cells as well as infectious invaders require sat fats.
For proper lung function, the airspaces of the lungs have to be coated with a thin layer of what’s called lung surfactant. The fat content of lung surfactant is 100 percent saturated fatty acids.
Saturated fats found in butter and coconut oil (myristic acid and lauric acid) play key roles in immune health. Loss of sufficient saturated fatty acids in the white blood cells hampers their ability to recognize and destroy foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
Saturated fat is required for calcium to be effectively incorporated into bone.
Eating saturated (and other) fats also raises the level of HDL, the so-called good cholesterol.
When women diet, studies have indicated that those eating the greatest percentage of the total fat in their diets as saturated fat, advocating plant sources as the higher amounts of saturated fat food choices will lose the most weight. The quote of mainstream institutions of 10 percent from total daily calories in fats is hormone balancing, too low.
You have 20 different fatty acids in your body; all made from the basic two: Linoleic acid and Linolenic acid. They are taken from food, they are essential. You most consume them everyday. Saturated fat is essential, everything in moderation; completely missing them will harm the body and set up the DNA corruption, the basis of cancer.
We have been hit hard by diet craze. Cholesterol is essential to hormone creation and balance. Cholesterol reducing medicines have been taken to an extreme and harming populations of men for 19 years; when will we learn that some reduction is okay doctor guided but whole populations cutting back too much is not the message the pharmaceutical giants were seeking.
I also read somewhere that the saturated fats of plant sources can help pull and flush out toxins; even the vegan can appreciate fewer liver toxins; the ones high in caprylic acid and lauric acid that is.
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