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Healthy Cooking: 10 Tips on Using Fats and Oil in a Healthy Diet

  By posted Jul 10th 2012
Diet & Fitness

 

#9 Tip on Using Fats and Oil in a Healthy Diet

Some facts on fats, which you must know:
 

  • Fats are a member of a chemical group called lipids.
  • Fats provide energy of 9 calories per gram.
  • Fats provide Satiety – provides palatability and a feeling of fullness.
  • They are carriers of nutrients – fat soluble vitamins as A,D,E,K.
  • The body does need a certain percentage of fat as it acts as the body's insulator protecting organs and absorbing shocks. 
  • The body does not manufacture certain fatty acids as linoleic and linolenic acid and the diet must supply these.

 

 

 

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