Body Fat Is Important For Your Health

Connotatively, the term “fat” isn’t something that is used positively. When most people think of the word fat, they immediately think, “unhealthy” or “heavy”. Many of us work extremely hard to avoid becoming fat or overweight, so the stigma around the term is pretty understandable.

Of course, it you’re like me, sometimes you wish you could just eat and lounge around without the consequences, in which case you’re probably aware of just how hard it is to lose fat. It’s very easy to gain a lot of weight just by maintaining a few bad habits, but even with a good diet and exercise regimen, getting rid of some of that fat takes a long time and a lot of mental/physical effort. As it turns out, there’s a pretty good reason for that.

Sylvia Tara, an author and biochemist, has done a ton of research on fat. According to her, fat is actually an organ, and one that’s vastly important for human survival. In fact, it’s a good thing that we can’t control our body fat as much as most of us would like to. That image that we have of the perfect, rock hard body probably wouldn’t even be practical for our overall health. Our body needs fat to absorb energy from food and provide our bodies with a consistent stream of nutrients. Fat also produces necessary hormones in our bodies, and affect our immune systems. Maturing boys and girls need feet in order to grow physically, and transition into adulthood.

Now before you eat that extra donut, understand that this isn’t to say that you can eat with impunity. Too much fat isn’t helpful or healthy. How much fat you do (or don’t) need depends on the individual. Your age, gender, and genetic help to determine how you should approach fat and gaining weight.