a fat or oil found mainly in vegetables; thought to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
A type of fat that is liquid at room temperature.
Type of fat found mainly in vegetables and vegetable oils. Unsaturated fat can be monounsaturated or polyunsaturated. Too much fat in the diet may increase the risk of some cancers. Current dietary advice is to cut down on all types of fat, but to eat unsaturated fats rather than saturated fats.
Compare with saturated fat. lipid containing one or more carbon-carbon double bonds. Unsaturated fats tend to be oily liquids and are obtained from plants.
The type of fat that is found to protect against heart disease. Unsaturated fats are found mostly in fish and vegetable sources.
These are 'good' fats. They are called unsaturated because they have one or more open spots on their carbon skeletons. This category of fats includes the essential fatty acids linoleic and linolenic. The main sources of these fats are fromm plant foods, such as safflower, sunflower, arid flaxseed oils.
A type of fat found mainly in foods from plants and fish sources. They include monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats.
Fats commonly found in vegetable and plant sources, usually liquid at room temperature.
A fat containing one or more double bonds between carbon atoms.
Fats or lipids which contain at least one unsaturated bond, one place where hydrogen can still be added. They are usually liquid at room temperature and will combine more readily with oxygen than saturated fats. There are two types, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Polyunsaturated fats tend to help your body get rid of newly formed cholesterol. Thus, they can help reduce cholesterol build-up.
A kind of fat that is in liquid form at room temperature. Top of glossary.
A triglyceride with double coavent bonds between some carbon atoms. PICTURE
Type of fat that is found to be better for health and may protect against heart disease. Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated fats are missing one or more hydrogen bond on their chemical chains. They mainly come from vegetable sources and fish.
(un-SATCH-er-ay-ted) A fat that is liquid at room temperature. Vegetable oils are unsaturated fats. Unsaturated fats include polyunsaturated fats, and monounsaturated fats. They include most nuts, olives, avocados, and fatty fish, like salmon. [See definitions
Unsaturated fats are found in foods from both plant and animal sources unsaturated fatty acids are further divided into monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
An unsaturated fat is a fat or fatty acid in which there is one or more double bond in the fatty acid chain. A fat molecule is monounsaturated if it contains one double bond, and polyunsaturated if it contains more than one double bond. Where double bonds are formed, hydrogen atoms are eliminated.