THE FATS, AND NOTHING BUT THE FATS. Fats are organic compounds composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Fats belong to the lipid family, comprised of triglycerides (fats and oils), sterols, and phospholipids. Triglycerides make up the largest percentage in both the body and in food.
THE BAD FATS
THE GOOD FATS
Monounsaturated oils come from sources like olive oil and canola oil, avocados
Polyunsaturated fats include fatty fish such as salmon or mackerel, sunflower oil, corn or soybean oil, sesame oil, nuts, and seeds.
Remember, it is important to limit your fat intake. More importantly, you should make sure that the fats you DO consume are beneficial. Sometimes, more fat is better, if it is the right kind! Make every effort to switch from bad fats to good fats.
Fats are an important part of our daily diet. Our bodies are capable of manufacturing most of the fats we need. There are some, however, that must be supplied by food. The secret to good health lies in consuming a limited amount of fats in the right combination to best meet our nutritional
needs. Like everything else involving our bodies, consumption of fats requires balance. If we eat too much, we gain weight and/or have health problems. If we eat too little, we become malnourished, our immune system weakens, we experience hormonal imbalances and heart rhythm irregularities, and vitamin deficiencies. A balanced diet with whole grains, vegetables, fruits, proteins, dairy, and fats, combined with regular exercise, is the best program to follow for a healthy lifestyle.
Which are considered good fats: saturated or polyunsaturated fats?
Cheese is high in saturated fats. True or False
What are the Fats Brothers and Fats Sisters names?
What is the percentage of fats that should make up our daily caloric intake?
5) How many calories are in 1 Gm of saturated fat? In 1 Gm of polyunsaturated fat?