Fat is Good
Dietary fat, that is, not your own fat. The more I read on diet, the more I'm convinced of this. Consider a recent New York Times piece about how to cook and eat vegetables:
What accompanies the vegetables can also be important. Studies at Ohio State measured blood levels of subjects who ate servings of salsa and salads. When the salsa or salad was served with fat-rich avocados or full-fat salad dressing, the diners absorbed as much as 4 times more lycopene, 7 times more lutein and 18 times the beta carotene than those who had their vegetables plain or with low-fat dressing.