Lipids Essay

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Register to read the introduction… They include carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen with a lot of hydrogen but not as much oxygen. The different types of them is saturated and unsaturated, unsaturated being better for you. Lipids, or fats, are used to store energy. They can also be called fatty acids. They are found in things like olive oil or butter, which are unsaturated ones. They can also be used as protective tissue. They are polar, meaning they are non-soluble. Fatty acids come in 2 types, saturated and unsaturated. Saturated are solid at room temperature, have all 4 carbons bonded to atoms, are single bonds, and form a straight chain. Unsaturated means they are soft or liquid at room temperature, don’t have carbons bonded to all 4 atoms, are a double bond, and is a bent chain. Waxes are protective tissue in fatty acids, and steroids are the 4 ring structure. Since unsaturated fats are healthier for you, when you eat them it is good fat you are eating, like fish. Saturated fats, like butter, are in waxes, which add mat to your body, and not the good kind. If you eat a lot of saturated fats you may become overweight because the waxes act as protective tissue, or fat, on your body. Eating unsaturated fats is good for you because they include the good fat that holds the energy you need to function. Eating more unsaturated fats makes your body healthy and eating saturated fats makes it unhealthy. This proves in a way you are what you eat because depending on what you put in …show more content…
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