Dietary fat is found in both animals and plants. Although its main function is to provide your body with energy, it plays several other important roles, including. The fat in food is in triglyceride form. Each triglyceride contains a glycerol molecule attached to 3 fatty acid chains that are made up of carbon and hydrogen atoms. Example of an unsaturated fat triglyceride. Left part: glycerol; right part, from top to bottom: palmitic acid, oleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid. These are named for the position of the first double bond in their carbon chains. Once fatty foods have been digested, their triglycerides are broken down into individual fatty acids and glycerol. Both saturated and unsaturated long-chain fatty acids are absorbed into the bloodstream, packaged with cholesterol and proteins, and transported throughout your system to be used or stored as body fat. Short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids are absorbed differently. Instead of being transported throughout your body, they go directly to the liver, where they can be converted to ketones and used as a quick energy source.
Below are 15 different ways to help you add more Keto fats to your diet! If you are new to the Ketogenic Diet, you might be wondering, how you are going to consume so much fat! Simply put, you eat as much fat as you need to, in order to keep from being hungry until your next meal. You will find that the longer you are on Keto, the less fat you will need to consume, however you still want to make sure you include a fair amount in your diet. Otherwise, you are only consuming protein and very low carbs, which is not healthy and can kick you out of Ketosis. I have a recipe for a velvety and delicious Easy Cheesy Sauce for Veggies that has a whopping 27 grams of fat per serving, with only 6 grams of protein and 2 net carbs! This makes the perfect addition to any meal where you have a protein and a veggie, but not enough fat. Add the cheese sauce and problem solved!
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