Flashcards in Fat Deck (11)
What are fats made of?
Glycerol and three fatty acids
Describe what glycerol should look like
Each molocule of glycerol is attached to three fatty acids opposite the glycerol in the shape of a capital e
What type of nutrient is fat?
It's a macronutrient
What elements is fat made of?
Carbon, hydrogen and oxygen
What happens when the glycerol and the three fatty acids are digested.
They get separated and are used to produce energy
What do you classify fats?
Saturated fats and Unsaturated fats.
What are saturated fats?
Saturated fats aren't as healthy and they are usually animal sources
What are unsaturated fats?
Unsaturated fats are healthier and are usually marine sources.
Name some saturated fat sources?
Butter, meat, milk and cream, cheese
Name some sources of unsaturated fats?
Sunflower oil, olive oil, nuts, polyunsaturated margarine,