Health Tip: All Fats Aren't Bad10/09/12
(HealthDay News) -- While it's important to limit the fat
content in your diet, your body does benefit from some fats in
The University of Michigan Health System explains:
- Monounsaturated fats, in limited amounts, are good sources of
antioxidants, such as selenium and vitamin E.
- Healthier fats, in limited amounts, help the body's ability to
absorb essential nutrients from other foods.
- Healthier fats, in limited amounts, can help prevent and treat
heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, inflammatory health
conditions and musculoskeletal pain.
- Research indicates that healthier fats can help improve blood
clotting, inflammation, cholesterol and blood pressure.
- Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for healthy growth and
development of the brain, controlling inflammation and are thought
to help treat and prevent a number of diseases.
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