A lot of dieting fads have come out over the last few decades which tell everybody that fat is bad, and that if you eat it, it is likely to make you, well, fat. In fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

There are lots of dietary requirements that you need to satisfy in order to maintain a healthy body. Fat is one of the ways through which you can get energy; with other options like carbohydrates and sugar. The thing which separates fat from other options is that it is actually considerably healthier, and the more natural option. Humans are designed to break down fat, but we’ve really only eaten carbohydrates since the birth of agriculture, which was only a few thousand years ago (insignificant in evolutionary terms), and straight sugars for an even shorter period of time.

While fat is the healthiest option for providing your body with energy, as with most things, moderation is key to living a healthy life. Overindulging on fatty foods is likely to have negative effects as bad as anything else you could overindulge in when eating excessively.