Fat has a bad rap, but we need it in our diets to ensure that our bodies function correctly and have enough energy throughout the day. It’s essential for digestion, transporting and absorbing vitamins and chemicals in our bodies. That being said, some fats are better than others. Unsaturated fats are an essential part of a healthy diet. Saturated fats should be avoided, and Trans-fatty Acids have negative health effects. This post compares dietary fats so you can be sure you’re only consuming the fats you need.