Fats and Lipids

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Fats and Lipids

They're EVERYWHERE!

Also called FATS

Lipids

Did you know that... 1g of fat is equal to 9kcal.We like fatty food because our body feels a big amount of energy

Are the main source of energy in the body. This energy is usually stored if not used near the moment they are digested. They are usually made out of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Fatty acids are the monomers, which form diglycerides and triglycerides (lipids).

Can't dissolve in water!

BADTogether with other substances, it can form plaque, a thick, hard deposit that can narrow the arteries and make them flexible.

GOODThe good cholesterol (HDL) is called like this because it is believed that helps to reduce cholesterol in the blood.

BAD or GOOD cholesterol?


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