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Becoming A Secret Chef

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3/13/17 4:10 PM

We’ve all heard it a million times before…

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What is Dietary Fat?

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11/1/16 3:09 PM

According to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOMs) Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids, dietary fat is a macronutrient that provides a major source of energy for the body--approximately 9 units of energy (or calories) per gram. While there are three main types of fats--saturated fats, unsaturated fats, and trans fats--according to Harvard Medical School all fats have a similar chemical structure. Fats are comprised of “a chain of carbon atoms bonded by hydrogen atoms.” What differentiates one type of fat from another is “the length and shape of the carbon chain and the number of hydrogen atoms connected to the carbon atoms. Seemingly slight differences in structure translate into crucial differences in form and function.”
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Topics: preventive healthcare, health, beneficial or harmful, unstaturated fat, dietary fat, trans fat

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