Fat may be America's biggest nemesis.
Many of us are carrying around too much of it because we eat too much of it -- but experts say certain kinds of fat, in the right amount, can actually be good for you.
"We need fat to help absorb and store vitamins," said Charlotte Scott, registered dietitian at McKay-Dee Hospital. "Don't use a lot of fat, but don't be fat-phobic. I believe in moderation. I've seen what happens when someone cuts carbs or fat out. I don't like labeling any food as bad."
Rina Jordan, Scott's counterpart at Ogden Regional Medical Center, said fat is a part of all body processes and helps make hormones, skin and tissue.
Not all fats are created equal, though.