Fat is a rich supply of energy. It is made up of building blocks called fatty acids and these are classified as saturated, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated depending on their chemical structure. Some of these are essential components of the diet but others can be injurious to our health if too much is consumed. The body fat is also required even for the body to protect against the external injury and to maintain body insulation or body temperature. The ideal level of fats for men is 10 – 20 and for women 20 – 30.
Body fats are divided into two types of fats like visceral fat and subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat is body fat that is stored within the abdominal cavity and is therefore stored around a number of important internal organs such as the liver, pancreas and intestines. The ideal levels of visceral fats should be zero but it can be from 0-9. If it is in the limit it allows the body to function properly. Our body is a machine and works on bases of extraction and contraction, the internal body fats like tummy fat or fat around the organs so called visceral fats if these increases don’t allow body to function properly and leads to some lifestyle diseases like Blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Subcutaneous fat is the fatty or adipose tissue lying directly under the skin layers. The ideal levels of for men it should be from 5-15 and for women it should be from 15-25. The excess amount of these body fats in the body may lead to the different life diseases.