Definitions for "Saturated fats"
Keywords:  coconut, dairy, palm, cholesterol, lard
Contain mainly saturated fatty acids which have all carbons containing hydrogen and no double bonds exist. They are mainly solid at room temperature, and are found predominantly in animal foods like meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products, as well as in tropical oils such as palm and coconut. Saturated fatty acids include: acetic, butyric, caproic, caprylic, capric, lauric, myristic, palmitic, stearic, arachidic and behenic. Diets high in saturated fats are associated with higher risks of heart disease, certain cancers and stroke.
These are bad fats. They are called "saturated"because they contain no open spots on their "carbon skeletons". Saturated fats include myristic acid,palmitic acid, stearic acid, arachidic acid, and lignoceric acid. These bad fats have been shown toraise cholesterol levels in the body. Sources of these fats include animal foods and hydrogenatedvegetable oils, such as margarine. These fats serve no biological function in the body, other thanto supply calories.
A type of fat that is usually solid at room temperature. Most saturated fats come from animal sources, such as beef, veal, lamb, poultry, milk, butter, cheese and lard. There are also plant-based saturated fats, such as vegetable shortening and palm and coconut oils. Saturated fats raise blood cholesterol levels.