The Science Behind What Fats You Need To Eat To Lose Weight

What everyone needs to know.

Regardless of what number shows up on the scale, it's important to eat a healthy diet. Unfortunately, there's a lot of conflicting information out there that makes it difficult to know what the healthiest way to eat really is. 

Humans evolved with a taste for fatty foods to build up energy stores for when food wasn't available. Of course, our lifestyles have changed and food is far more available now in the developed world, so while saving up energy isn't as important as it once was, fat is still an important part of the human diet.

While many people know that not all types of fat are created equally, the idea of "good" fat and "bad" fat is still not as straightforward as it may seem.

SciShow host Hank Green has made a video explaining the basics of what the different types of fat actually are and why some should be embraced in moderation while others should be avoided altogether. 

So before you commit yourself to a new diet in the new year, check out what this video has to say:


(H/T: Medical Daily)

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