Fats seem to bring benefits as needed but fat also brings danger when too much. In order for your metabolism to function properly, your body needs fat. Fat is used by the body to absorb various vitamins A, D, E and K.
Without fat these vitamins cannot be absorbed by the body properly. The main energy source of the body is actually carbohydrates but if less carbohydrate intake is available, the body will take energy by burning fat. Fat contains twice as many calories as protein and carbohydrates.
eBuildMuscle.com – Fat also serves to maintain body temperature in normal conditions. The fat content contained under the skin keeps the body temperature either internally or externally. Internally, the fat will maintain body temperature during normal metabolic processes. Meanwhile, when the air temperature outside the body drops drastically, fat will be used to keep the body warm.
Although required by the body, the following is the maximum limit of body fat content that can be tolerated because if more than that number will be harmful to the body. According to American College Sports Medicine, the following body fat ranges are for women and men. For Men, normal body fat ranges from 10-22%, while body fat for women ranges from 20-32%. If the body fat levels more than 25% for men and if more than 32% for women it indicates a person is obese and at risk of health problems.