Unsaturated fat at room temperature is in oil form as they have one or more double bonds or triple bonds in between molecules. It’s a type of dietary fat, which is one of three macronutrients. Further, unsaturated fat can be broken down into two main categories, which we’ll be exploring further—monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. Monounsaturated… Continue reading Unsaturated Fat: What You Need To Know
Fatty acids, or the building blocks of dietary fat, are either saturated or unsaturated based on their structure. They have a chain of atoms with hydrogen and carbon. Saturated fats do not have a double bond between their carbon chain, allowing additional hydrogen atoms to attach to carbon atoms. Hydrogen atoms are densely packed because… Continue reading Saturated Fat: Definition & Full Breakdown
Despite what people may say, fat is a necessary nutrient for the body’s health and well-being. Doctors recommend people eat the right amount and type of dietary fat to maintain good health. On the ketogenic diet, it’s required to have a specific amount of fat in your daily diet. This article will break down what… Continue reading Dietary Fat: What Is It?
Protein is made up of assorted amino acids. Nine of these amino acids can’t be produced by your body, so you need to find these essential amino acids in the food you eat. Commonly known as “complete” protein, animal protein has the 9 essential amino acids our bodies cannot produce. Plant protein is seen as… Continue reading What Is Protein?
If you’re trying to diet down and lose weight, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of “macronutrients” mentioned and how important they are for tracking purposes. Macros have such an integral role in healthy weight loss because it’s used to keep people accountable when on a diet. Let’s get into the details of macronutrients,… Continue reading Macronutrients: Understanding Macro Breakdowns