Fats


FATS


•      Fats are essential for proper functioning of the body.

•      Fat is the major storage form of energy in the body.

•      Too much of fat can be unhealthy for our body.

 

Examples:

Cheese:

  1. It is a milk based food product.
  2. It is a nutritious food made mostly from the milk of the cows.
  3. It contains protein in high amount while calcium and phosphorus in less amount.

 

Milk:

  1. It is obtained from animals.
  2. It is main source of nutrition.
  3. It contains significant amount of protein, calcium, fat, vitamins etc.

 

Butter:

  1. It is a dairy product made by churning fresh milk or cream.
  2. It is commonly used as a spread and a condiment.
  3. It consists of milk proteins.

 

Cream:

  1. It is a dairy product that is composed of higher fat layer skimmed from the top of milk.
  2. It is obtained mostly from domestic animal’s milk.

 

Dry fruit and Nut:

   

  1. Dry fruit is obtained by sun drying of fruits like raisin.
  2. Dry fruit has low fat content but its protein content is high and so it has high nutritive value.
  3. Nuts are hard shelled fruit of some plants.
  4. Nuts are very important source of nutrients for both humans and wildlife.

 

Ghee:

  1. Ghee is called as clarified butter because first it is made into butter and then it is melted.
  2. Real ghee is made from domestic animal’s milk yogurt.
  3. It is widely used in Indian foods.

 

Meat:

  1. It is animal flesh that is eaten as food.
  2. The flesh of both mammals and birds are termed as ‘meat’.
  3. It contains high amount of protein as well as fat.

 

Vegetable Oil:

  1. It is a purified fat of plant origin.
  2. It is in liquid state at room temperature.
  3. Oils that are healthy at room temperature can become unhealthy when heated above certain temperature.
  4. It contains protein as well as fat.

 

Junk Food:

   

  1. Some foods that have little or no nutritional value are called junk foods.
  2. These foods are considered as unhealthy when regularly consumed.
  3. It contains high amount of fat with less protein content.

 

Remember:

•      Though fats are essential for our body, eating too much fat can be harmful for our body.

 

Obesity: (A fatty disorder)

•      Excess intake of fatty foods can lead to a condition called obesity, which is harmful to our body.

  1. Obesity means excess of fat in the body.
  2. It leads to diseases like diabetes, heart diseases, etc.