Fats/Oils

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Fats/Oils
  1. Fat is a protector of animals and humans, keep us warm, and help skin
    1. Each gram has nine calories in it
    2. A nutrient that is essential for body energy, insulation and protection
      1. Oils are fats that are liquid at room temp.
        1. Ex: Fish oil
        2. Ex: Butter
        3. Fats/Oils have a place in MyPyramid but not MyPlate
          1. Lipids: A family of chemical compounds, which include fats and oils
            1. Cholesterol: a fat-like substance made of glucose or saturated fat (in our blood)
              1. Like back up energy
                1. Helps us stay full by taking longer to digest
                2. Fatty acids are used to transport other molecules around the body
                  1. Saturated/Polyunsaturated/Monounsaturated
                    1. Vitamins ADEK=only dissolve in fatty acids (NOT WATER!)
                    2. Saturated fats are found in meat, cheese and milk
                      1. Polyunsaturated fats are found in pumpkin seeds and corn oil
                        1. Monounsaturated fats are found in vegetable oils
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