Fats for a Healthy Body

Fats for a Healthy Body

by Jillian Powell


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403433114
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 04/28/2003
Series: Body Needs
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.56(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range: 11 Years

About the Author

Jillian Powell started writing when she was very young. She loved having a giant pad of paper and some pens or crayons in front of her. She made up newspaper stories about jewel thieves and spies. Jillian's parents still have her early stories, complete with crayon illustrations!

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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