Dietary fat has been plagued with a bad reputation for decades, as reduced-fat products hit the shelves and low-fat diets became the focus.
But wait a minute, how did scientists miss the fact that dietary fat as well as essential fatty acids are two critical components for good health, including nervous system health and brain function?
Fat plays a role in just about every aspect of health, right down to the very cells that make up your body. Fortunately, it’s easy to get the fat that you need, and your body is even able to create its own fatty acids to prevent deficiency.
There are certain types of fatty acids, however, that you must get through your diet as your body is not able to produce them. That’s exactly why these are known as ‘essential fatty acids’! Getting enough of these healthy fats in your diet is crucial for maintaining optimal heath and preventing deficiency.