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Knowing Your Lipids Intake (Part 3)

Knowing Your Lipids Intake (Part 3)

Use of Fatty Acids As Fuel From triglycerides to fatty acids Depending on whether you are in the fasted state or just consumed a heavy meal, most of the blood’s triglycerides are present either as VLDL or chylomicrons. The action of lipoprotein lipase bound to the...
Knowing Your Lipids Intake (Part 2)

Knowing Your Lipids Intake (Part 2)

Lipid Metabolism The Ultimate Info Here, we’ll look at how the body processes dietary fat. The reason why it is essential is that we need to know what happens to dietary fat after we consume it so to link it with the specific effects in the body. Therefore, we...
White and Brown Fat

White and Brown Fat

Fat Tissue  Probably the most important nutritional problem in today’s society is obesity. Now, what is obesity? Essentially obesity is having too much fat in your body.  Now, what is body fat? Body fat is composed of adipocytes or fat cells stored in...
All You Need to Know About Lipids!

All You Need to Know About Lipids!

Intro to Lipids Image Source: microbenotes.com Do you know that fats/lipids are the same? Lipids are just a more fancy word. And we eat and also store fat. But what is fat really, how is it processed, and what’s the difference between saturated and unsaturated fatty...
Carbohydrates ~ What are they?

Carbohydrates ~ What are they?

Carbohydrates Now, what are carbohydrates? Is sugar a carbohydrate? Yep. What about starch? Well, starch is also part of the carbohydrates. Fibre? Fibre is also part of the carbohydrates, but a special kind as we’ll see. We’ll start by looking at the chemistry of...