lipids outline - Components of a fat o Carbon o Hydrogen o...

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Components of a fat o Carbon o Hydrogen o Oxygen Describe the components of Triglyceride o Most common type o Three fatty acids (tri) attached to a molecule of glycerol Recommend percentage of fat that a healthful diet should contain o 20-35% Several Functions of Fat o Fats in Food Provides essential fatty acids Linoleic and linolenic acid Provides long term energy source Assists in transport of fat soluble vitamins Provides feeling of fullness or “satiety” Enhances smell, taste and texture of foods o Fats in Body Provides unlimited energy storage Padding with protects internal organs Insulation against extreme temperatures Cell membrane components Three types of fatty acids, related food sources, and role in heart disease o Saturated Fatty Acid - carbons are completely “saturated” with hydrogen atoms Related Food Sources: Animal Fats (bacon, sausage, steak, lard, beef tallow. Whole milk, ice cream, cheese) palm oil, coconut oil
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HCFN 128 taught by Professor Dmurray during the Winter '08 term at Ohio University- Athens.

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