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Why Adding Healthy Fats to Your Diet is a Good Thing
You need to eat healthy fats to have a healthy functioning body. Dietary fat takes a predominate role in many bodily processes. Fats are integral in the production of hormone like substances called prostaglandins that regulate many body functions and directly regulate production of the sex hormones. That is why you hear about very thin or malnourished women losing their menstrual cycles. Their bodies can’t produce the correct hormones needed for this important body function.
Healthy fats form the cell walls throughout our bodies. Healthy cell walls keep out invaders like viruses and bacteria. The nerves themselves are shielded with fat, called myelin, to speed up and contain the signals. Without this fat insulation, the signals dissipate, the electrical signals shooting out erratically, and you would behave like a jumpy nervous person.