What is fat?
What is fat? Fat is part of macronutrients along with protein and carbohydrates. Fat is consists of a hydrocarbon molecule derived from carbon and hydrogen. Fat is an essential part of our diet. It is part of macronutrients. But it is classified into many types such as good fat, bad fat, saturated fat, unsaturated fat. Fat also include cholesterol. Fat is very important for our body it provides energy to our body. But it depends upon which type of fat you consume. But today most of the people are eating junk food which is bad fat. Bad fat increases the cholesterol in you and makes you obese. Fats have 9 calories in 1 gram.
Saturated fat: It is mostly found in animal foods such as meat, milk, cheese, butter, etc. It is also found in oils such as coconut oil, palm oil, etc. Saturated fat also found in bakery foods such as cookies, cake, sweets, etc. Saturated fat increases the cholesterol level in your body. It is also known as bad fat.
Unsaturated fat: It is mostly found in plants oil, unsaturated fat is good fat it helps to manage your cholesterol level. It is good fat for you as compared to saturated fat. Unsaturated fat has divided into many other parts:
Monounsaturated fat: It is good fat as it is a part of unsaturated fat. It is mainly found in vegetable oils, avocado oils, peanut oils. Eating more monounsaturated fat. It helps to down the level of bad cholesterol and increases the level of good cholesterol.
Polyunsaturated fat: It is mainly found in vegetable oil such as sunflower oil, soyabean oil, corn oil, etc. It is also found in seafood, it also decreases the level of bad cholesterol and increases the good cholesterol in the body. Polyunsaturated fat is also divided into two parts:
Omega 3: It is found in fish and other food oils.
Omega 6: It is also found in food oils.