11) Even if the Nutrition Facts panel states 0 g : 1201355.
11) Even if the Nutrition Facts panel states 0 g trans fats, the product could still have 1/2 g of trans fat per serving.
12) Despite having decreased their overall percentage of fat calories since the 1960s, Americans are now consuming more calories overall, including total fat.
13) In January 2006 the Food and Drug Administration issued an optional recommendation to list the amounts of trans fatty acids on the Nutrition Facts panel of food products.
14) If an ingredient label indicates a product contains partially hydrogenated oils, it will almost assuredly contain trans fats.
15) Women are advised to avoid all fish products during pregnancy.
16) Saturated fats are typically liquid at room temperature.
17) Invisible or “hidden” fats are ones that are translucent at room temperature.
18) Studies show that the use of fat replacers will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and obesity.
19) Fat is digested more slowly than carbohydrate or protein.
20) The human body cannot make cholesterol, thus it is an essential nutrient we must consume in our diet in moderation.
21) Triglycerides, phospholipids, and glycerols are the three types of lipids commonly found in foods.
22) The term monounsaturated describes a fatty acid containing one double bond between two carbon atoms along the chain.
23) Lipids with a glycerol backbone and two fatty acids with a phosphate group are known as sterols.
24) Lipids that contain multiple carbon-ring structures are known as phospholipids.
25) Cashews are high in saturated fats.