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  • Fat In Milk

    Does changing the fat content in milk used in an ice cream mixture change the temperature or thickness it reaches after 10 minutes in an ice cream maker? Purpose The purpose was to determine the effect of the percent of fat in milk used to make ice cream on the temperature and thickness the ice cream was after ten minutes in an ice cream maker. Background Information Lipids, a broad term referring to fats and oils, are incredibly important in the human diet. “[Lipids] store more than twice as much energy as carbohydrates in a given weight, and so are a much more efficient supply.” (McGee) Lipids have many functions, they aid in cell growth, help transmit inflammatory and other signals, as well as making up most of the cell membrane. They…

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  • The Importance Of Dietary Fats

    Saturated fats that are solids at room temperature are the most common dietary fats. Common sources of saturated fat include red meat, whole milk and dairy foods, cheese, coconut oil, palm oil, many other commercially prepared foods, most deep-fried fast foods and baked goods. The word “saturated” refers to the number of hydrogen atoms that surround each carbon atom. When the carbon atom chain holds as many hydrogen atoms as possible, we say it as saturated with hydrogen. A saturated fats rich…

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  • The Importance Of Fats In Biology

    cellulose. The protists and prokaryotes can hydrolyze the cellulose, which the cow or termite can then use. Lipids A. Fats- A fat is made of a fatty acid and a glycerol. A fatty acid is a long carbon chain with a carboxyl group on the end. It is made up of C-H bonds. Glycerol is an alcohol. Fats are used for energy storage. Fats can store two times as much energy as polysaccharides. Animals use fat instead of starch because fats can store more energy with less space. The adipose cell humans use…

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  • Natural Characteristics Of Fats

    2.3 Fats The word fats refer to the lipid food group and it is used to mean both fats and oils. The unseparated fats and oil in foods such as grains, nuts, dairy products, eggs and meats are the example of ‘invisible’ fats that usually more than fifty per cent of our normal fats intake (Ghotra et al, 2002). Fats and oils are calorie-dense food item which give nine calories per gram compared to the carbohydrates and proteins which are four calories per gram respectively. Foods that rich in fats…

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  • Mono And Polyunsaturated Fat: The Health Benefits Of Fats

    try to eliminate their fat intake. Fat is not “bad” but an important part of everyone’s nutritional needs. Despite the fact that fat is high in calories, there are many health benefits that come from them. In proper balance and moderation, they will aid you in your training regimens and get you stronger and healthier. 1. Energy during Exercise Twenty minutes into a workout and it feels like you hit a wall. Energy levels drop and so does your performance. By adding a small amount of fat to…

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  • Coconut Oil Saturated Fat

    Oil Saturated Fat; Five Reasons Why It Shouldn’t Have Been Unfairly Demonized It was just a generation ago when people believed that coconut oil should be blacklisted, because it was loaded with “heart-harming” saturated fats. It’s one of those that have high levels of “bad” fat with about 90% calories as saturated fatty acids. While coconut oil saturated fat was criticized by some biased yet highly influential scientists, new studies prove that we got it wrong back then. Saturated fat is not…

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  • Why Is Unsaturated Fats Important

    FAT The diet world is urged to forbid fat it from diets as often as possible. Yet, as many things the diet world forbids, fat has extremely important health benefits. Fats belong to the macromolecule group of lipids. Lipids are extremely important to the body, and cannot be cut out of one's diet completely. The primary role of lipids in your body is to provide energy for muscles and body processes. Half of the fuel the body needs when it is resting or doing an everyday activity comes from…

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  • Fat Cells Research Paper

    Human organism needs a sufficient amount of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. The balance of these substances allows you to lose weight, feel better, look younger and healthier. Protein Protein molecules are made of combinations of amino acids. Their various combinations give special properties to molecules. Proteins are required for metabolic reactions and they construct "skeleton" of cells and the body's various tissues - muscles, skin, nerve fibers. Protein molecules are…

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  • Soxhlet Fat Analysis Essay

    Soxhlet Fat Analysis Introduction The aim of carrying out the soxhlet practical was to find a percentage for the amount of fat in a small portion of minced meat. Soxhlet extraction is one of the most commonly used methods for determining the amount of fat in food products. The method for the procedure is fairly straight forward and most commonly used for the fat content to be recognised. The soxhlet extractor was invented in 1879, by Franz Van Soxhlet. The experiment was typically designed…

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  • Body Fat Research Paper

    Lipids have a significant energy role, but also a fundamental role in the composition of the membranes of cells, nuclei, and nervous tissue. Focus on these fats and the foods that contain them. Edible fats Dietary fats should be present in the daily diet at 2-3 g / kg bodyweight per day (30-35% of total energy intake). But this rate is very easily exceeded because lipids are not always visible. The hidden fats are those that are contained in foods that do not appear fatty: meat, cold meats,…

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