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Our body needs it to work with vitamins that are not water soluble. Do use fat like oil in salads or low fat butter on your sandwich. Yes it adds up a lot of calories but also a lot of heart healthy fats. By the way the sandwich with (low fat) butter tastes much juicier. Everything in moderation!

- Submitted by COLOURFULME 5/25/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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COLOURFULME 5/25/2010 8:11:00 AM

    This is the respond of our In House nutrition expert on the subject regarding fat:

It is important to have a healthy amount and type of fat in your diet.
That is why Sparkpeople provides a fat range for our members. Fat has many vital functions in the body and one of the functions is to absorb the fat soluble vitamins A,D,E,K.

The healthiest types of fat are those that have a higher amount of monounsaturated fat, such as olive oil, canola oil. Next are your liquid vegetable oils, such as corn, vegetable, peanut, sunflowerseed oils, etc.

For those that need a small amount of spread it is wise to either use a soft margarine with no trans fatty acids or butter.

The fats that are most damaging to the body are those that are highly saturated and/or contain trans fatty acids.

Dietitian Becky
INNERBEWTY 5/25/2010 7:56:00 AM

    Not sure how valid this is, but I hear that our brain is mostly made of fat.
INNERBEWTY 5/25/2010 7:51:00 AM

    Not sure how valid this is, but I hear that our brain is mostly made of fat.

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