Fats A type of lipid: a fatty substance that does not dissolve in water.
Major Function in the body: *Stored energy *Keeps us warm *Padding for organs
Unsaturated Fats: Good Fats • Food Sources for monounsaturated fats: *Olive oil, canola oil, nuts, avocado • Food sources for Polyunsaturated fats: *Corn oil, safflower oil, salmon. • Food sources for Omega 3 fatty acids: *Seafood (salmon), walnuts, flaxseed
Saturated Fats • Food sources for saturated fats: • Butter • Food sources for Trans-Fats: • Cakes, cookies, chips • Food sources for cholesterol: • Some seafood, egg yolk, organ meats
Too many fats lead to: *Heart Disease *Cancer *Obesity
Not enough fats may lead to: *Eating disorders *Fatigue *Lack of development
Healthy advice for fats: Trim fat off of meat Eat “healthy” fats