Why saturated fats are good for you?


Mainly there are 2 big reasons why we need saturated fats:

60% of our brain is made of fat. 30% of our brain is made of saturated fats.

Our cells are made of protein and its membranes are made by fat. 45% of the cell membrane is made up of saturated fats. The cell membrane have the function of protecting the cell. A well constituted membrane is a good protection for our cells.

Saturated fats are precursors for hormones like testosterone or cortisol for example.

Types of saturated fats:

Caprylic acid: Found in breast milk, coconut oil and dairy. Antiviral and supports immune system.

Lauric acid: Found in breast milk and coconut oil. Antiviral and supports immune system.

Palmitic acid: Found in fish, nuts and seeds. 50% of our cells membrane are made by this acid.

Butyric acid: Found in butter, feeds the cells in the colon.

Related articles:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/01/enjoy-saturated-fats-theyre-good-for-you.aspx https://greatist.com/eat/healthy-fats-best-foods-for-brain-health

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