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Fats and Oils

What are "oils"?

Oils are fats that are liquid at room temperature, like the vegetable oils used in cooking. Oils come from many different plants and from fish. Oils are NOT a food group, but they provide essential nutrients. Therefore, oils are included in USDA food patterns.

Here are some handouts out Fats and Oils:

What's Fat All About -- K-State Research and Extension

A Brief Update on Transfats -- K-State Research and Extension

More Bad News about Transfats -- K-State Research and Extension

Give me more of the good fat -- K-State Research and Extension

Omega-3's: Fats you should and can eat -- K-State Research and Extension

Choose Healthy Fats -- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Crazy for Coconut -- Michigan State University Extension

Do Coconuts Cure All? -- New Mexico State University Extension

Easy on the Coconut Oil -- Oklahoma State University, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resource

Coconut Oil: The Health Benefits...? -- Dietitian's Life

The not so simple truth about Coconut Oil -- Andy the RD

Coconut Oil and Coconut Water: Are Coconuts the New Superfood? -- Division of Agriculture Research and Extension University of Arkansas

SATURATED, UNSATURATED, AND TRANS FATS

Saturated, Unsaturated and trans fats -- Choosemyplate.gov

 

What are "oils"?

Oils are fats that are liquid at room temperaBottle of Vegetable Oil Imageture, like the vegetable oils used in cooking. Oils come from many different plants and from fish. Oils are NOT a food group, but they provide essential nutrients. Therefore, oils are included in USDA food patterns.
- See more at: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/oils#sthash.2TlERK9l.dpuf

What are "oils"?

Oils are fats that are liquid at room temperaBottle of Vegetable Oil Imageture, like the vegetable oils used in cooking. Oils come from many different plants and from fish. Oils are NOT a food group, but they provide essential nutrients. Therefore, oils are included in USDA food patterns.
- See more at: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/oils#sthash.2TlERK9l.dpuf

What are "oils"?

Oils are fats that are liquid at room temperaBottle of Vegetable Oil Imageture, like the vegetable oils used in cooking. Oils come from many different plants and from fish. Oils are NOT a food group, but they provide essential nutrients. Therefore, oils are included in USDA food patterns.
- See more at: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/oils#sthash.2TlERK9l.dpuf