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    • Lipids Andrea Core and Nathan Fox
    • Types of Fats
      • Saturated Fatty Acids- Fatty acids that have as many hydrogen atoms as they can hold.
      • Unsaturated Fatty Acids- Fatty acids that have fewer hydrogen.
      • Monounsaturated Fatty Acids- Missing one hydrogen atom.
      • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids- Missing two or more hydrogen atoms.
    • Sources of Fats
      • Saturated
      • Unsaturated
    • Cholesterol
      • Cholesterol- a fatlike substance found in every cell in the body.
        • It serves several important functions
          • Part of skin tissue
          • Aids in transport of fatty acids in body
          • Body also needs this to produce hormones
    • Functions of Fats
      • Fats in diet carry many important roles
        • Provide a source of energy
        • Carry vitamins
        • Meats and baked goods are tender
        • Feel full
      • Fats also have other important functions
        • Body stores energy in fatty tissues
        • Fat under skin forms a layer of insulation
        • Part of membrane that surround every cell in body
    • Sources of Fat
      • Visible Fats- you can see butter, margarine, and fat on meat, and in chicken and turkey skin
      • Invisible Fats- you can not see fat in foods like eggs, whipped cream, and baked products
    • Fat Facts
      • Look for the actual grams of fat per serving on the label of packaged food
      • Ignore the percentages and the calories from fat for a specific food
      • When nutrition information is not available use other strategies
    • Works Cited
      • Guide to Good Food - page #’s 37-39
      • http://tms.ecol.net/Fitness/fatfax.htm
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat