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The facts about fat
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Food pyramid

Fats

Fats keep the body warm.

They also protect organs like the liver and kidneys.

When we run marathons or take part in endurance events, our body uses fats as an emergency energy source once all our carbohydrates have been used up.

Fats are found in bacon, fatty meats like sausages, butter, margarine, cooking oil and salad cream, most cheeses, milk, nuts and sweets and chocolate.

There are two types of fat:

  • Saturated fats: These are found in animal products such as meat, cheese, milk and cream.

    The cholesterol in these fats can clog arteries and lead to high blood pressure and heart disease.

  • Polyunsaturates are found in fish oils and products made from vegetable seeds such as sunflower and corn.



  • Food groups
    Food pyramid
    Carbs and proteins
    Fats
    Vits and minerals

    Did you know?
    Fat is the body's major form of energy storage, and our bodies can make fat
    Fat is not all bad. Our bodies need fat to work correctly
    It's a good idea to avoid eating too much fat because it can lead to obesity



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