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What is fat? – George Zaidan

As the narrative goes, fat is bad. Well, it’s actually more nuanced than that. The type of fat you eat is more impactful on your health than the quantity. George Zaidan examines triglycerides, the varied molecules that make up fat, and how to identify which types of fat you are consuming.

A short video clip illustrates a very general idea of fat, and the differences between three types of fat – saturated fat, unsaturated fat, and trans fat. Trans fat is made through the process of hydrogenation which increases shelf life of fat in food, but also makes it hard for our body to process the fat; therefore, it is bad for our health. When buying processed food, avoid food that is labelled “partially hydrogenated”.

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