August 2, 2012
According to the “Face the Fats” article we have bad fats, better fats, and best
fats. Bad fats are considered saturated fats and trans fats. Bad fat is anything with
butter on it or in it. Examples of saturated fat items would be steaks, loaded potatoes,
and deserts as well. Examples of trans fats would be anything deep fried like fast food
French fries or fried chicken. Better fats are monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated
fat. These fats are better for you and are not as bad on your hear health. Examples of
better fats would be olive oil and canola oils. Polyunsaturated fats contain omega 3 and
omega 6. In order to find the amount of these fats you should subtract your saturated
and trans fats and you are left with mono and poly. The best fats would be the fats your
body needs like omega 3.
Saturated fat is anything that has butter in it. Mostly found in fast food
restaurants. This fat is derived from animal products and comes from dairy, meat, and
eggs. Unsaturated fat is derived from plant products. Trans fatty acid is the process of
adding hydrogen to vegetable oil this is really bad for your cholesterol. Hydrogenated
fat is when hydrogen is added to liquid oil and it is turned in to a solid form like Crisco.
Trans fatty acids are harmful to your cholesterol levels.
The function of lipids in the body is for energy storage in the body. Lipids are
also the difference between good and bad cholesterol. The function of fiber in the body
is to pass through the digestive system and break down the nutrients.
Good sources of dietary fiber is a high fiber diet which could include food
sources such as turnip greens, mustard greens, collard greens, navy beans, eggplant,
raspberries, and cinnamon. You can also take fiber supplements sold at Wal Mart, most
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