5 Facts and Myths about Fats

  Has this or a similar thought crossed your mind while eating the festive foods lately, ‘Does this baked turkey have trans fats?’. With contradicting stories and articles flooding the media, it is best to get some facts straight and blow away the myths. Fats, by definition, are triesters of organic fatty acids and glycerol. Chemistry jargon aside, compounds that generally dissolve in organic solvents and are sparingly soluble in water are fats. Oils are fats in the liquid state at room temperature. Fats are important for the normal functioning of the human body; in fact, a normal human body…

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