All You Ever Wanted To Know About Dietary Fats

Most people are wary of fats at all costs, but the fact is that not all fats are bad. Some fats can make one healthier, leaner, and more muscular. But one should know the basics of these fats, so that they can know which ones to avoid, and which ones to look out for.

Most dietary fats are packaged as triglycerides, which mean they are made of 3 fatty acids attached to one backbone. There are fatty acids found in glycerol having carbon molecules and a bunch of hydrogen. It is also worth noting that fatty acids are of 3 main types. There are saturated fatty acids, polysaturated fatty acids, and also monosaturated fatty acids. While one is advised to avoid animal fats, beef fat has for example only 55% of monosaturated fatty acids, which can clog the heart. Egg yolks on their part may contain around 39% of these fatty acids.

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