Why does the body need fat?


Why does the body need fat?


The three macronutrients in the human diet are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. The body requires a large amount of each of these nutrients each day. Macronutrients account for most of the calories consumed in a day. Macronutrients are readily available in a variety of food sources.

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  1. Fat is a rich source of energy and is easily stored. Adipose tissue is a connective tissue that specializes in storing extra fat in the body. These...

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What Are Fats? - Functions & Molecular Structure


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Learn about the function of fats and compare the two types of fats: saturated and unsaturated fats. See the structure of fat and learn how it is formed.

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