Fats Essays

  • The Bad Fats: The Good-Unsaturated Fats

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    The Good – Unsaturated Fats Good fats come from vegetables, nuts, seeds and fish. The two broad categories of beneficial fats include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. The good healthy fats are liquid at room temperature, and do not solidify. They are different from saturated fats as that have fewer hydrogen atoms bonded to their carbon chains. 1. Monounsaturated fats have a single carbon-to-carbon double bond resulting in two fewer hydrogen atoms than a saturated fat and are responsible

  • Fat Case Study

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    Understanding Fat: Syndrome X and Beyond In this lecture, it talks about fat and how it affects us and our bodies. There are two main different types of fat, saturated and unsaturated. Many types of saturated fat are found in meat and dairy products. These fats are hard to break down for cells, because of this, they tend to get tucked away and build up over time if worked off. Unsaturated fats are found in olive oil and other plant oils. These types of fat are readily consumed for energy. The difference

  • High Fat Diets

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    C., Gfeller-Tuescher, L., Mullis, P., and Hoppeler, H. (2003). Effects of dietary fat on muscle substrates, metabolism, and performance in athletes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35(6), 952-960. High carbohydrate (CHO) diets have been thoroughly investigated, showing that the increased glycogen stores resulting from such a diet may improve endurance performance. However, the role that high-fat diets play in endurance performance, substrate utilization, and other cellular mechanisms

  • Saturated Fat Research Paper

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    and healthy fats, I am flooding my body with enzymes, vitamins and oxygen.”(Kriss Carr). Fats are a concentrated source of energy. Fats are needed in a diet for healthy skin and normal growth. Fats also carry certain vitamins to wherever they are needed in the body. They are a reserved supply of energy. Saturated fat on the other hand is a fat that consist of triglycerides, they contain only saturated fatty acids (carbon items that are fully saturated with hydrogen atoms). Saturated fats are the leading

  • Fats and Lipids: What Is the Difference?

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    1. Lipids A lipid is a group of naturally occurring molecules. That group includes fats, waxes, steroids, fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) phospholipids, etc. They are broadly defined as hydrophobic or amphiphilic small molecules. The amphiphilic molecules form structures such as vesicles, liposomes, and membranes in an aqueous environment.They are insoluble in water, yet soluble in alcohol. (Human Biology) Lipids contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen but they have far less oxygen than carbohydrates

  • Types of Fat-Soluble Vitamins

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    components of food that plays important role in human nutrition. Fat soluble vitamin is one of the types of vitamins in the food. “Fat-soluble vitamins are defined as “vitamins in the various food groups that related to their fat-solubility” (deMan, 1999, p.355).In general, fat-soluble vitamins can be classified into four major categories: vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1). The first type of fat-soluble vitamin is vitamin A. Vitamin A is a group of unsaturated

  • Reflection Paper On Fat-Soluble Vitamins

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    “Being insoluble in the watery GI juices, the fat-soluble vitamins require bile for their absorption. Upon absorption, fat-soluble vitamins travel through the lymphatic system within chylomicrons before entering the bloodstream, where many of them require protein carriers for transport.” (pg. 369) “Most people are surprised to learn that fat has virtues. When people consume either too much or too little fat, or too much of some kind of fat, does poor health develop.” (pg.139) I know

  • The Problems of Too Much Fat in a Body

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    Too Much Fat in a Body [IMAGE][IMAGE]Fats are compounds called trigylcerides, formed by a condensation reaction between glycerol and usually 3 fatty acids (the bond is called as ester linkage). The molecule is quite large and has long hydrocarbon tails. If every carbon atom is joined by a single C-C bond then we say it is SATURATED, if there is a double carbon bond C=C then we say this is unsaturated. [IMAGE] A chain with many C=C bonds is polyunsaturated. Most animal fats are saturated

  • High Fat Diet Lab Report

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    high-fat diet has been common among many pregnant individuals. A maternal diet plays a key role into growth and development of the fetus. Dietary fat is an essential nutrient that helps the body function by providing protection, fuel and absorption for cells, tissues and organs. Foods consumed as fat are Triglycerides. The mechanism behind this process is for lipoproteins (LPL) to break the triglycerides into smaller components, as they’ll be absorbed for performing activities, or stored as fat if

  • Fat (Saturated & Unsaturated)

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    Fat (Saturated & Unsaturated) Instead of consuming an amount of total and saturated fat that equates to 20% to 35% and less than 10% of my total daily calorie intake, respectively, my total fat actually made up 41% of my calorie intake and saturated fat making up 12%. A majority of these fats stem from processed snack foods I consume throughout the day. I think I could reduce these amounts by choosing lean meats without its skin and substituting foods high in saturated fats with those high in monounsaturated

  • An Investigation into the Effect of Lipase Concentration on the Hydrolysis Of Fats

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    An Investigation into the Effect of Lipase Concentration on the Hydrolysis Of Fats Using the data loggers a recording of the pH was taken every 5 seconds and for each experiment the data loggers produced graphs of the change in pH. From each of these graphs a gradient was calculated which showed the rate of pH change per second. Firstly I calculated the gradients by choosing the steepest section of the graph and dividing the change in pH of this section by the time. However this method proved

  • Persuasive Essay On Trans Fat

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    Hayes’s thesis states artificial fats in foods are not recognized as safe, and a growing worldwide trend support her statement. Eliminating trans fats has become a hot topic in the United States, and around the world. Numerous government around the world, and their constituents are demanding higher nutritional standards along with safer foods. The movement to produce more holistically sound foods is a growing trend around the world. The exaggerated use of these fats have led to higher risks of coronary

  • The Importance Of Trans Fats

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    behind their suggestions and regulations, and it’s not always the whole food itself but just a small piece inside it. Trans fats are one of the most feared, yet consumed, of the “killer foods”. While people overreact to the health lectures of how bad it is for you, they still continue to consume it, mostly due to a lack of proper understanding. It is important to eliminate trans fats or trans fatty acids in American diets because of the major health risks that are connected to its consumption and for

  • Fats and Usage in Baking: Testing and Research

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    hydrogenated oils and fats, refined vegetable oils, as well as animal fats are widely used fat ingredients for bakery products. The lipid fraction of bakery products undergoes a significant degradation during baking, with an increase in undesirable oxidised substances, that can act acts as catalysts for further oxidative reactions during storage reducing the product shelf life (Caponio, Giarnetti, Paradiso, Summo & Gomes, 2013, pg.82-88). Depending on the type used, fats play various roles in baked

  • The Oppression of Fat People in America

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    The Oppression of Fat People in America Fat does not equal lazy; fat does not equal bad; fat does not equal overeating; fat does not equal ugly. Fat oppression is something so prevalent in our society, yet Americans refuse to recognize it as a problem or even an issue. After hearing an amazing woman named Nomy Lamm speak this weekend, I could not longer let this issue be ignored. (Lamm is a fat oppression activist and has been published in Ms. magazine). Fat oppression exists in this society

  • trans fats, the hidden killer

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    Trans fats or partially hydrogenated oils are an unhealthy ingredient in almost all foods that causes obesity and heart disease. they are in almost all foods you eat from fried chicken to cake to potato chips. They are already banned in several cities and its making them healthier .The FDA has made steps to warn people of the danger and the next step needs to be a total ban.Trans fats should be banned for three main reasons: they are the leading cause of heart disease which is the leading cause

  • Argumentative Essay On Saturated Fat

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    Fueled by Fat "America runs on Dunkin". This is a familiar phrase across all of America and it could not be more accurate. Dunkin Donuts has experienced great success by selling a variety of comfort foods and beverages that everyone loves. Donuts, bagels, and sweet, caffeinated drinks are loaded with sodium, carbohydrates, sugar, and fat; and as a result it is no surprise obesity is a rising problem in America. However, obesity is not the only major concern for people who eat such fatty, unhealthy

  • "Little Boy" and "Fat Man"

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    The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki proved to be fatal for the Japanese; the loss of the war and the irreplaceable loss of over 100,000 innocent lives. Prior to the bombing that occurred in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the U.S. had to develop the fatal weapon that would end the war against Japan. In the Manhattan Project (1940) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were tasked with the construction of the facilities needed for the top-secret project. Over the next several years the scientists worked on producing

  • Mob Mentality In The Fat Boy And Into The Wild

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    The Fat Boy written by Owen Marshall is a short story that highlights the mob mentality of the community and shows how society in this text negatively influences people. The plot of the text is that the townsfolk bring into being a fictional personality ‘The Fat Boy”, whom they use as a scapegoat for their crimes. Despite Knowing the truth the townsfolk blindly follow the mob. Eventually the fat boy becomes a presence that reminds the townsfolk of

  • America Does Not Need a Fat Barbie

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    implication is, of course, that this fat-Barbie archetype is somehow a healthier ideal than the bone-thin adolescents paraded on the pages of Cosmo. Is it though? Fat is not the global norm. You know those three billion women who don't look like supermodels? Most of them don't look like Ruby either. If you get and travel through the world, you will see a lot more thin people than you do overweight ones. The truth is, most of the world can't afford to get fat. I listened to a spoken essay on NPR