Nutrition: Fats Chapter 1


What are Fats? (VIDEO)


The risks and benefits associated with dietary fats have long been mired in confusion and misunderstanding. How can these nutrients be at the core of the obesity epidemic and deadly chronic diseases — yet still be absolutely essential to life? The answer is not simple because fats are not all alike, nor is any one type of fat single-faceted. Rather, fats are complex nutrients, worthy of your understanding not only to inspire a healthy diet but so you can appreciate how they energize, build, and fortify your body.

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FAT VIDEOS

CHAPTER 1 (currently viewing)

What are Fats?

Fats. When you read that word, is “health” the first thing that pops into your head?
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CHAPTER 4

Fiber & Lowering Cholesterol

Take steps towards better health exploring why a diet rich in soluble fiber is a great way to help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol.
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CHAPTER 6

Good Fats: Unsaturated & Omega-3

Not all fats need to be avoided. Unsaturated and Omega-3 fats are actually an important party of a healthy diet!
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CHAPTER 7

Saturated Fat & Its Effects

Just like cholesterol can be divided into “good” and “bad” varieties, the rest of the fats family can be too.
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CHAPTER 10

Trans Fats

Trans fats are artificially modified vegetable oils that have been widely used in fried and processed foods.
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