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The benefits of healthy fats for the body, most notably supporting cell growth

Fats are nutrients in the body that are no less important than vitamins and minerals. Some people may refrain from consuming fats on the grounds that they are unhealthy, but the body needs a healthy amount of fat to maintain its function and stay in a healthy state.

According to what was published by "timesnownews", Vasanti Malik, a researcher in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard University T.H, said that the body needs a regular amount of fat, to provide energy and protect organs.

Dietary fats, types and importance

Fats are nutrients in the body that must be consumed in healthy quantities and excessive consumption may lead to the risk of developing health conditions. There are three types of fats: saturated fats, trans fats (divided into polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats), and trans fats.

Fats are important to the body because they:

Provides the body with energy.

Keeps the body warm.

It acts as a cushion to protect the organs.

Necessary to support cell growth.

Helps absorb fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K.

Food sources of healthy fats


 Eating whole eggs can help you meet your fat requirements. Eggs are a variety of foods and can be easily added to the diet.


  Rich source of fat and calcium.

Fatty fish:

Various fish like salmon and sardines are good sources of healthy fats. They are also a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and you can include them in your diet for a rich and delicious meal.


This can make a great breakfast ingredient that's healthy. Avocados have a creamy texture and are a rich source of healthy fats. You can mix them into a smoothie or puree them to make toast.


Of the most diverse foods, nuts such as walnuts, peanuts, pistachios and pecans can be eaten as part of a meal as well as as a snack.