Lipids/ Fats

Description

The main biological functions of lipids are storing energy, signaling, and acting as structural components of cell membranes. Lipids are also used as hormones that play roles in regulating our Physiology.  Fats allow your body to absorb nutrients, fuel your muscles during exercise and promote satiation.

Major Sources of Lipids

There are three forms most of the fat in food is found: in the form of triglycerides, cholesterol, and phospholipids.Most food which has many lipids in it are unhealthy such as oil, butter and especially commercial baked goods such as  French fries, cakes, crackers or cookies. But there is also more healthy food which contains a lot of lipids for example nuts, avocados and olives

Effects

Consuming too many high-fat foods throughout the day increases your total caloric intake. This effect puts you at risk for weight gain, which leads to an increase of the risk for a heart attack. Eating too much fat also can lead to obesity and diabetes.

Consuming too little fat makes way for vitamin deficiencies because fats help your body absorb and utilize the fat-soluble vitamins. Some effectsmof that would be very dry skin, slow bone growth and night blindness. Also eating too less fat can influence your mood and cause mood swings and depression.

Interesting facts

-Fats help the brain produce feel-good brain chemicals, such as serotonin and dopamine. They also increase your ability to concentrate, staving off foggy thinking and low moods.                                                                                                                                       -Two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese which is caused by eating too much fats. With 74% America has the highest percentage of overweight adults in the world.
Fatty acids are a form of fat
Avocado is high in fat


Triglycerides are fats chemically


cites

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/nutritional-consequence-consuming-much-saturated-fat-2556.html       http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/harmful-effects-ingesting-little-fat-2492.html http://frac.org/initiatives/hunger-and-obesity/obesity-in-the-us/