Nutrition: Fats

by: Tyree and Josh

What do they do?

Fats store the energy, insulate us , and protect our vital organs.

They act as messengers helping proteins do their jobs.

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Major sources?

Found in:

Meat

Full fat dairy products

Sauces

Nuts

Oils

Salad Dressing

Baked goods

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Lack of fat?

You will get tired easily

Your organs wont be protected

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Too much? what happens bro!!!!?

Raise risk for disease

Block blood flow

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Interesting facts

Fat is important for the human body. It provides us with energy, and it helps the body use vitamins A, D, E, and K. These vitamins are fat-soluble, meaning they can only be digested, absorbed, and transported with the help of fats.


  • Fat is also vital for maintaining healthy skin and hair, protecting our body's organs against shock, maintaining body temperature and promoting healthy cell function.


  • Fat also gives our foods a lot of their flavor and texture.

  • There are different types of fat: saturated fat, unsaturated fat and trans fat.

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