To say that fats are harmful to health is an oversimplification. Fats provide calories and energy, as well as the essential fatty acids that we must obtain from food because our bodies don’t produce them. In fact, national guidelines recognize the role of fat in our bodies by recommending a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol yet moderate in total fat. Simply put, there’s more to healthy eating than just cutting out fats.

Frying oils transfer heat to food for cooking, convey flavor and texture, and influence chemistry.While fats are essential to growth, healthy skin, and nutrien…

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