Fats for a Healthy Body

Overview

What is the Body Mass Index used for? Where is the gallbladder found? Why do we need essential fatty acids? The Body Needs series reveals why your body needs a balanced diet to be healthy. It explains how much of each type of nutrient you need to eat every day and in which foods those nutrients can be found. The importance of water and fiber in the diet are also discussed. The series looks at the way our bodies digest and store food and how the excess is released as waste. It also investigates the different ...

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Overview

What is the Body Mass Index used for? Where is the gallbladder found? Why do we need essential fatty acids? The Body Needs series reveals why your body needs a balanced diet to be healthy. It explains how much of each type of nutrient you need to eat every day and in which foods those nutrients can be found. The importance of water and fiber in the diet are also discussed. The series looks at the way our bodies digest and store food and how the excess is released as waste. It also investigates the different health problems and diseases that may occur when our bodies either have too much or too little of certain types of food.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432921934
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 3/28/2009
  • Series: Body Needs Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1130L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Do We Need to Eat? 4

What Are Fats? 6

What Is in Fats? 8

How Do We Get Fats from Food? 10

How Does the Body Absorb Fats? 12

How Does the Body Store Fat? 14

How Does the Body Get Energy from Fats? 16

How Does the Body Turn Fats into Energy? 18

Fats for Vitamins 20

Essential Fatty Acids 22

Fats in Processed Foods 24

Fat and Cholesterol 26

Fats and Overeating 28

Fats and Obesity 30

Fats and Health Problems 32

Fats and Heart Disease 34

Fats Preventing Disease 36

Getting Enough Fat 38

Balancing Fats in the Diet 40

Fats in the Food Pyramid 42

Glossary 44

Find Out More 47

Index 48

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