Kw-logo-smaller

Nutrition - Facts About Fat

French fries are full of fat!
Fat

You may think fat is the nastiest thing ever, but it turns out your body needs it! Find out why.

Fat - Why Is It Good For You?

Fats fuel you with tons of energy (even more than carbs and protein) and help your body grow. Fats also keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful. Fats are responsible for most of the delicious taste and texture in foods you like. But eat too much of it and it'll harm your body. A high fat diet will increase cholesterol, leading to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. That's why it's important to eat a balanced diet of foods that are naturally low in fat, like fruits and veggies. It's ok to eat high fat foods such as cake, pizza and fried chicken, just as long as you watch your portions!

Fat - Different Types of Fat

  • Unsaturated Fat - There are two types of unsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fat comes from foods such as avocados and peanut butter, and polyunsaturated fat is found in corn and sunflower oils. Unsaturated fat is the good kind because it can help lower cholesterol.
  • Saturated Fat - Nicknamed the "bad" fat because too much of it can raise your cholesterol. Foods like ice cream, butter, red meats and processed meats (like bacon and pepporoni) are all high in saturated fat.
  • Trans Fatty Acids - Trans fats are produced when liquid oil is made into solid fat. Food sources include commercially processed snacks like cookies and donuts, and some fast foods like french fries. Like saturated fats, trans fatty acids can harm your health by increasing cholesterol.

Fat - Did U Know?

  • Watch out for foods that are labelled low fat or fat-free - they may be reduced in fat, but still contain lots of sugar.
  • Your recommended daily fat intake should be about 67 grams, or 600 calories.
  • You get 12 grams of fat from a Krispy Kreme glazed donut, 22 grams from a Starbucks Chocolate Brownie Frappuccino, and a whopping 69 grams from a Burger King Double Whopper with cheese.
Related Stories:
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

girlsrocksomuch#2
Skittles!!!!!!!!!!!!
commented: Wed Jun 26, 2013

brunostar

brunostar wrote:

cake o.o
commented: Wed Jun 26, 2013

brunostar

brunostar wrote:

enerjayyy
commented: Wed Jun 26, 2013

there are 5 more comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
get more just like it in your email

F1113852645093

Favorite Fatty Food?

  • Fast-food burgers.
  • Donuts, cookies and cakes.
  • Ice cream.
  • Fried chicken.

related stories

Vitamin E is believed to slow down the aging process and prevent illnesses like cancer and heart ...
If you think eating carbohydrates will only make you pack on the pounds, then you're wrong. Carbs...
Vitamin D is essential in the growth, development and maintenance of strong, healthy bones. It's ...
It keeps your body running smoothly and can help prevent heart disease. Kidzworld checks out the ...

latest videos

Dear Dish-It in the forums

finnah
finnah posted in Family Issues:
am a granny`s girl
reply about 2 hours
rawr_its_pearl
I'm a daddy's girl, he tends to give me more things then my mum
reply about 2 hours
crazy-chick16
Daddy's girl. he is wrapped around my little finger.
reply about 3 hours
PInkpink_
PInkpink_ posted in Friends:
weird..
reply about 3 hours
Pink_Kitty
Used to be daddy's girl but I'm getting along better with my mom lately.
reply about 6 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...

_thumb_100x100

We have all played the famous game Sudoku, now play it online with this Classic ...