Understand Your Fats and Fiber

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Understand Your Fats and Fiber

SCI/241
August 16, 2012
Cindy Portman

I am going to discuss what I understand about fats and fiber. Yes, your body needs fats. Dietary fats are essential to give your body energy and to support cell growth it will help protect your organs and help keep your body warm. It helps your body absorb some nutrients and produce important hormones.

According to the face of fats section the bad fats are saturated and Trans fats, because the can cause high risk of heart disease. Tends to be more solid at room temperature. The better fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats these protect you from risk diseases. Can lower bad cholesterol levels and are beneficial when used in moderation. The best fat is the small amount. There are nine calories in every gram of fat regardless of the type know that it is fat.

Saturated fats have chemical makeup in which the carbon atom is with hydrogen atom. Unsaturated fats are fatty acid in which there is one or more double bond in acid. Trans – fatty acids is an unsaturated fatty acid produced by the partial hydrogenation of vegetable oils. Hydrogenated fat is when any land of oil has gone through a specific manufacturing process. Trans fatty acid is harmful to the body it can increase the risk for heart disease and vascular problems. It may have a direct association with prostate cancer in men.

The function of fiber and lipids in the body is Fiber is indigestible part plant based foods, and Lipids are made up of fats and proteins. The function of fiber and lipid in your body is the fiber and lipids in your body are fiber helps keep your lipids under control.

Some of the food sources of dietary fibers consist of are Legumes or beans, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

The difference between soluble fiber and insoluble...
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