Heavily processed, hydrogenated "trans" fats used in prepared, processed and packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, create inflammation and contribute to behavior problems.
They can also lead to weight gain, skin breakouts, high blood pressure, and liver strain.
That said, our bodies need fat for insulation, vitamin and mineral absorption, brain health and to protect our organs.
High-quality beneficial fats can steady our metabolism, keep hormone levels even, nourish our eyes, skin, hair, and nails, promote muscle gain, help prevent osteoporosis, reduce cancer risk, improve cholesterol, strengthen your immune system and provide lubrication to keep the body functioning fluidly.