Lipids/Fats

Fats

Fats do a lot for the body like providing energy and hormones. you wouldnt be able to digest food properly without fats. Fats can make you gain weight but if you have the right ammount they are a healthy part of your diet.

Major sources of fats

Unsaturated - nuts, seeds,fish, avocados and most plant based oils.

Saturated - cheese, meat, milk, butter, and cream.

What happens !

Fat-soluble vitamins are mainly in lipid foods like meat, butter and nuts. If you cut these foods from your diet to reduce the ammount of lipds you consume, you wont get enough fat-soluble vitamins.

Too much fat intake can precede to a lot of cardiovascular complications and can lead to obesity.

FACTS

  • lipids don't mix with or dissolve well in water.
  • lipid imbalances affect disease in millions of people around the globe.
  • Lipids also play a role in a number of inflammatory diseases.

Fat is the main dietary cause of high cholesterol

A certain amount of fat is an essential part of a healthy balanced diet

The vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble

Saturated fats come from animal products and tropical oils

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