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Fatty foods

If you eat more food your body stores the extra food as fat. Likewise your body makes its own fat. Fat in food helps people feel satisfied, so they don’t eat as much. But that doesn’t mean a high-fat diet will be good for you. Eating too much fat make you fat and can raise blood cholesterol levels and increase the risk of heart disease.


Types of Fats


There are two major types of fat in foods:


1. Fat from plants (Plant Fat)

2. Fat from animals (Animal Fat)


Why do we need fat?


1. Fat helps to grow and develop a kid’s body.

2. Fat helps to keep our body warm.

3. Fat gives energy to the body.

4. Fat helps to absorb some vitamins.

5. Fat helps to produce hormones and they insulate (protect by covering) nervous system tissue in the body.


  • In cold countries people eat more fatty food to get more energy.
  • Eskimos eat the ‘blubber’ (Whale fat) and seals to get a lot of energy.


So fat is not the enemy, but you’ll want to choose the right amount — and the right kind — of fat.


Fatty foods


Food containing Fat 


Plant Fats

Animal Fats

Nuts and peanutsButter
Olive oilCheese
Canola oilMilk
Palm oilPork
Coconut oilSalmon


Now, try the ‘Fats Quiz‘.