Good Fats do the body GOOD

Fats are actually called lipids and are also known as triglycerides. Lipids have been given a bad reputation in the past because lipids contain more calories, ounce for ounce, than protein or carbohydrates.

  • Each ounce of lipids contains more than twice the calories of an ounce of protein or carbohydrates

Functions of Lipids

  • Transporting nutrients
  • Serving as a backup energy source after glycogen stores are depleted
  • Regulating body temperature
  • Acting as a structural component of every cell membrane and organ tissue
  • Starting chemical reactions that control growth and immune function

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