Our relationship with fats over the years has been a complicated affair. We've all been told we can't live with them, but it's the "can't live without them" part that causes the most confusion. The more scientists discover about fats, the more complex the relationship becomes. Ever-changing news on fats -- which ones are good and which ones are bad -- makes it a challenge to figure out what's healthy for active people and what's not. Some people try to eliminate fats from their diet altogether. But that's not the answer to obtaining optimal health. In fact, quite the opposite is true. According to recent research published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, those eating GOOD fats are bound to live a longer and higher quality of life than those sticking to a low fat diet. Are you getting enough fat? If you're sick of trying tasteless low-fat recipes with some of your favorite foods, you may be relieved to learn that our bodies need nutritious and fatty foods as an essential part of our diet.