Fats

Nutrient

Description

Fats are a wide group of compounds whose basis is in long-chain organic acids, called fatty acids.Fat is one of the three main macronutrients: fat, carbohydrate, and protein. Fats and other lipids are broken down in the body by enzymes called lipases produced in the pancreas.

Sources

Pizza

Chicken

Fish

Cheese

Ice cream

Nuts

Effects

other facts

Bad fats, such as trans fats and saturated fats, are guilty of the unhealthy things all fats have been blamed for—weight gain, clogged arteries, and so forth. Low-fat,” “reduced fat,” or “fat-free” processed foods are not necessarily healthy.