- Another word used for fat, lipids are a group of molecules that include fats, oils, waxes, steroids, and other compounds
- Fats provide energy for your body functions. Without fats/lipids your body wouldn't be able to regularly digest or properly absorb food.
- These compounds are within and between cell membranes, and they help protect nerves
- Lipids are an important component of living cells. Together with carbohydrates and proteins, lipids are the main constituents of plant and animal cells.
Mrs. Tina has required a taste for McDonald's and has been eating a lot of it recently. Because of her excessive eating habit the excess energy that the lipids in her body didn't use were stored in adipose cells. This lead to her obesity.
Fat stored in Mrs. Tina's body
Too much of excessive eating will lead to weight gain
Your body will only use half of it's stored energy from lipids and then the rest is stored away. If an excessive amount is stored away, then it will cause weight gain.
L-Lipids are crucial for storage and in cell membranes.
I-In comparison to carbs, lipids have twice as much energy.
P-Prominent for energy usage.
I-Insulation which prevents heat loss.
D-Dependent for energy, plants and animals need lipids.
S-Stores energy for longer as in comparison to carbs.