Fats and Oils

Fats and OilsFats and Oils” are generally classified as lipids, with the main difference being that fats are typically solid at room temperature while oils remain liquid. There is a lot of myth surrounding consumption of “Fats and Oils” mostly erring on the negative side, meaning, all “Fats and Oils” are harmful and will lead to chronic disorders such as cardiovascular diseases. Not only are “Fats and Oils” carriers of essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, it would be impossible to acquire sufficient amounts of vitamins A, D, E, and K in the absence of this food group since these abovementioned vitamins are fat soluble, meaning, they require “Fats and Oils” for both transport and absorption within the human body. Of course, as with all foods, “Fats and Oils” must be included in the diet such that the amounts are aligned with one’s dietary goals and therefore, will not result in accumulation of excess calories and/or saturated fats, which are commonly seen in foods within this group. “Fats and Oils” are different in their chemical composition from other food sources, for example, to be more specific each gram of fat produces 9 calories versus each gram of carbs and proteins produce 4 calories, so chemically due to hydrogen and carbon concentrations, fats and oils yield almost twice the energy or calories as compaired to carbohydrates and proteins. The recommendation is to consume in moderation.

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