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Fats give you energy and help you feel fueled after eating. Fat is very important to your daily functions such as walking or running and is required to live a healthy life. There are 4 main types of fat, they are saturated fat, trans fat, polyunsaturated fat, and monounsaturated fat. The worst type of fat humans consume on a daily basis is trans fat. Trans fat is a bio product of a process called hydrogenation. Hydrogenation is used to turn healthy oils into solids to prevent them from becoming rancid.
Trans fat are the worst type of fat for any human to consume. The way you can tell the difference between trans fat and good fat(polyunsaturated, monounsaturated) is trans fat are solid at room temperature. For example if you leave bacon grease out overnight in a bowl it will be solid the next morning. Good fats are liquid at room temperature, such as vegetable oil. For every gram of trans fat you consume there is 9 calories in it. A daily intake of trans fat should be about 2 grams on a 2000 calorie based diet. That means you should only be getting about 18 calories from trans fat. Consuming a lot of trans fat increases the amount of harmful cholesterol located in the bloodstream. Trans fat are more likely to be at a higher level in places with …show more content…

Good fats are mostly originate from vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fish. Unlike bad fats good fats actually help prevent heart and chronic diseases. It does this by steadying your heart rate, lowering blood pressure and makes sure your heart doesn't have any sudden rises. Good fat does not just help prevent you from having heart and chronic diseases it also helps replenish blood cells. Good fats are actually liquid at room temperature unlike bad fats. Cooking oil that you pour into a pan before you cook in it is always liquid therefore it is a good fat. The most known good fats are olive oil, coconut oil, avocados, and most nuts, as well as sunflower

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