Fats and Carbohydrates

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  • Created on: 14-01-14 19:46
Energy
fat can be stored in the body until needed, when food consumption is restricted the fat already in the body is converted into it. Fats and oils contain a larger amount of it than carbs and protiens.
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Protection
done by fat surrounding vital organs, fat under our skin keeps us warm
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Taste
fat adds flavour texture and colour, fat makes us feel full as its slow to digest so stays in the stomach for longer
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Vitamins
vital ones provided by fat
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Vegetable fats (oils)
seeds, olives, soya bean, nuts
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Animal fats
lard, dripping, butter, suet, meat, cheese, eggs, cream, oily fish
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Functions of fat
frying, enriching, shortening, emulsifying, moistening, colouring, creaming
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Saturated fats
increases cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease and other heart problems
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Carbohydrates
provide energy and aid growth and repair
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Starch
polysaccharides (complex)
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Sugar
monosaccharides (simple sugars), glucose and fructose, disaccharides (double sugars), lactose and sucrose
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NSP
non starch polysaccharides
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Sugars
absorbed quickly and provide instant energy
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Starches
converted slowly into energy as must first be broken into sugars by digestion
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done by fat surrounding vital organs, fat under our skin keeps us warm

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Protection

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fat adds flavour texture and colour, fat makes us feel full as its slow to digest so stays in the stomach for longer

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vital ones provided by fat

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seeds, olives, soya bean, nuts

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