Fat is one of the three nutrients (along with protein and carbohydrates) that supply calories to the body. Fat provides 9 Calories per gram, more than twice the number provided by carbohydrates or protein. Most Americans consume about 36 percent of their dietary requirements from fats, which is about 110 pounds per capita consumption; this...
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Fats are very necessary in our diet so, don’t make fat a dirty word! They are commonly known types such as saturated fat, diet – fat, polyunsaturated fat, monounsaturated fat, and lipids. Lipids, which is the scientific name for fats is classified into three main groups: simple lipids (triglycerides), compound lipids (LDL, HDL), and derived...
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