Which is better saturated or unsaturated fats?
Why are unsaturated fatty acids better than saturated fats for letting substances in and out of the cell?
Unsaturated fats are plant fats. They are unsaturated because their carbons do not have the full amount of hydrogens attached and they have double bonds. These fats are thought to be better for your heart health than saturated fats which are fats found in animal products. Examples of unsaturated fats: Olive oil Canola oil sunflower oil Safflower oil Flax seed oil there are may more. Unsaturated fats can be monounsaturated or poly unsaturated.
Unsaturated fats are generally not solid. They are often found in plant oils. Saturated fats, on the other hand, are solid because they have the maximum number of hydrogens bonded. They are generally found in animal fats. One way of explaining why saturated fats are solid is that because they have the maximum number of hydrogens bonded, they tend to be linear molecules. On the other hand, unsaturated fats have one of more double bonds…
Trans fats made from plant sources of fat. Plant fats tend to comprise mostly of unsaturated fatty acids which is why oils are not solid. They are chemically altered to have more hydrogen which results in them being more solid like animal fats such as butter which are higher in saturated fatty acids. Chemically trans fats are unsaturated fats but structurally they are like saturated fats.
Triglycerides are fats in your blood. Saturated fats and unsaturated fats are fats that you eat. Saturated fats are found in animal products such as butter, meat, milk, cheese, lard. Unsaturated fats are found in non-animal products such as avocados, nuts, and oils. Unsaturated fats are considered healthier for your heart than saturated fats. Saturated fats should be minimized for good health. The following is copied from the American Heart Assoc. website; Eating foods that…