Fat, Saturated Fat, Polyunsaturated Fat, Monounsaturated Fat
Overview of Saturated Fat, Polyunsaturated Fat, and Monounsaturated Fat - Functions and Food Sources
should account for 30% or less of the calories consumed daily, with saturated
fats accounting for no more than 10% of the total fat intake. Fats are
a concentrated form of energy which help maintain body temperature, and
protect body tissues and organs. Fat also plays an essential role in carrying
the four fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K.
Function: tends to increase blood cholesterol levels.
Function: tends to lower blood cholesterol levels
Function: tends to lower LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol)