Good Fats vs. Bad Fats

Good and Bad Types of Fats

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Functon of Fats

  • Provide Energy
  • They Carry Vitamins
  • Add taste
  • Provide Tenderness-meats and baked goods
  • Make You Feel Satiety
  • Store Energy

Good Fats: Essential Fatty Acids

  • Body Cannot Produce
  • Needed to Make Hormones
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Good Fats: Unsaturated Fats

  • Liquid at Room Temp.
  • Help Lower Cholesterol
  • Monounsaturated-MUFAs
  • Vitamin E
  • Canola, Olive, and Peanut Oil
  • Polyunsaturated-PUFAs
  • Vitamin E, Omega 3, and Omega 6
  • Corn, Fish, and Sesame Oil
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Bad fats: Saturated fats

  • Solid at Room temp.
  • Raise Cholesterol Levels
  • It is in Meats and Dairy Products
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Good Fats + Hydrogenation = Trans Fats(bad)

  • Solidifies Unsaturated Fats; Increases Shelf life
  • Hydrogen Atoms Added
  • Creates Trans Fatty Acids
  • Contributes to Increasing Heart disease
  • Used in Veggie Shortening (AKA): Crisco
  • Used in Margarines
  • Increases Bad Cholesterol
  • Decreases Good Cholesterol
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Fat like substance

Transports Fatty Acids

Needed to Produce Horomonedes

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