Fats

Introduction to the Digestive System of the Human Body

Fats are substances that contain one or more than one fatty acids in the form of triglycerides.

Fats are also the main form in which energy is stored in the body - as adipose tissue.

Fats are one of the 3 main parts of the human diet - the others being carbohydrates and proteins.

Uses and effects of Fats:

A healthy diet should include sufficient essential fatty acids for the efficient absorption of fat-soluble vitamins via the intestines.

Fats in the body itself provide several important functions including insulation beneath the skin (in the subcutaneous tissue) and around organs such as the kidneys. However, excessive deposition of fat in the body can lead to obesity and its many consequences and risks.

In the News:

Cranberry Harvest underway in USA - 5 Oct '18

Total retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017 - 13 Sep '18

It's a bumper blueberry season - 13 Jul '18

Positive effects of exercise on blood cell populations - 20 Jun '18

Benefits of dementia friendly swimming opportunities - 30 May '18

Essential oils used in ambulances - 28 May '18

Psychological benefits of different types of natural environments - 2 Nov '17

Short simple mindfulness training could help drinkers reduce alcohol intake - 24 Aug '17

Angels encourage us to develop mental, spiritual and emotional clarity.

Although care has been taken when compiling this page, the information contained might not be completely up to date. Accuracy cannot be guaranteed. This material is copyright. See terms of use.

IvyRose Holistic 2003-2018.