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Fats

Fats

Fats consist of a wide group of compounds that are generally soluble in organic solvents and generally insoluble in water. The main function of fats in the body is to provide energy. By supplying energy, fats save proteins from being used for energy and allow them to perform.


examples

fish



nuts


vegetable oils


bacon

why fats are important

Fat serves as the storage substance for the body's extra calories.Fat provides the structural components in the cell membranes in the brain, the fatty insulating sheath that surrounds each nerve fiber, enabling it to carry messages faster.