Saturated, unsaturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, essential, omega, good fats, bad fats, trans fats and cholesterol.. this can be confusing!. Learn how to separate and understand these fats, where to find them in our diet, why your body needs them and how they are used.
This is one of four lectures of the ‘Understanding Nutrition’ series, which also includes Carbohydrates, Protein and Superfoods, aimed to improve your knowledge about health and nutrition.
During this talk you will learn about the structure of fat and the energy it provides, along with the difference between good and bad cholesterol. Also, why we store fat so easily, and how trans fats are damaging to our health. Further to this, you will learn a little about heart and arterial disease, strokes, and blood pressure, along with the importance of exercise.
This talk is open to anyone interested in learning more about nutrition. Starting from the basic building blocks through to the onset of disease. You can attend a single lecture or aim for all four and receive a certificate of completion at the end.
Topics covered include:
- The variety of Lipids
- The structure of fats
- Triglycerides for energy
- Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats
- Cholesterol and the real dangers
- Omega 3, omega 6 and others!
- Arterial disease and maintaining our health
Next course date: September 2020