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[Video] Why Is Fat So Important for the Human Body, and Why Do We Hate It ?

We hate it so much that we are trying to get rid of it in every possible way. We associate leanness with health and, of course, leanness is a totally different thing. Yes, you guessed it – it’s fat.

There is no other part in the human body that we hate more. It’s unattractive, unnecessary, unhealthy (at least that’s what we’ve been told) and it’s the cause of many modern illnesses.

During the last 60 or 70 years dietary fat was so demonized as well, that the whole food industry shifted towards the low fat (full of sugars) products. Some of us fitness enthusiasts and athletes go so far that we even remove the yolks from the whole egg and throw them away. We even choose our meat so carefully and we only use low fat meats.

But body fat is actually a complex organ, as essential to human life as a heart or liver. Without fat in your body there wouldn’t be any life.

The short documentary, “A Brief History of Fat,” challenges us to rethink fat by explaining why we have it, how it works, and how it may make us sick. It turns out cutting-edge science is uncovering the wonders of fat, and it’s time the rest of us gave it a second look.

The video also throws some light on why occasional fasting is good for us as well what insulin resistance is and how inflammation influences health and obesity.


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