Fat in the diet

state the functions of fat in the diet
provide lots of energy, maintains core body temperature, high supply of insulation to body, protect heart and internal organs
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what are fat cells stored in?
adipose tissues
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what do these adipose tissues do?
help insulate the body and remain our normal core body temperature
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what do fats protect?
our heart and internal organs
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what is saturated fat?
these are our 'bad fats' they are found in animal based products
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what is un saturated fat?
these are our 'good fats' they are found in plant sources
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sources of saturated fats
dairy products, meat and lard,
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dairy products that are sources of saturated fat
cheese, cream, butter, regular fat milk
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meat that are sources of saturated fats
fatty cuts of beef, pork and lamb, processed meats like salami, sausages and the skin on chicken.
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sources of unsaturated fats
walnuts, flaxseeds, fish, Sunflower, corn, soybean, and flaxseed oils.
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why are un saturated fats better for us than saturated?
they are High density lipoproteins the 'angels'
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why are saturated fats worse for us?
they raise our low density lipoproteins the 'devils'
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state the differences between un saturated and saturated fats
un saturated contain a double bond saturated fats contain one double bond. Saturated fats are solid at room temperature, un saturated are liquid at room temperature. Un saturated fats are found in plant sources saturated fats are found in animal
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what percentage of our diet should be limited to fats in the diet?
35%
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what does one gram of fat contain?
9 calories
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what is this compared to protein and carbohydrates?
nearly double the amount!!
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another difference between saturated and non saturated
increase risk of diseases and damage your heart, protect your heart and keep your body really healthy
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what are fat cells stored in?

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adipose tissues

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what do these adipose tissues do?

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what do fats protect?

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what is saturated fat?

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