Dietary fats and oils yield 9 calories/g, whereas, carbs and proteins produce only 4 calories/gm. Foodies know that nuts and oil seeds are very good sources of fat. They are rich in energy, dietary fats, sources for essential fatty acids and vitamin E. Furthemore, they transport fat-soluble vitamins/hormones.
There are basically two types of dietary fats. Visible fats include butter, oils and animal fat etc. Invisible fats are in foods like rice and wheat. Most of the fats and oils we use are either saturated OR un-saturated fatty acid chains.
Unsaturated fats have one or more double bonds and are liquid at room temperatures. In general, they are derived from plants. Examples are: soybean oil, safflower oil, etc. Fish oil, on the other hand, is composed mainly unsaturated fats—with little saturated fats.
Saturated fats contain no chemical double bonds. They are solid at room temperatures and commonly derived from animals and some from plant sources. Examples: butter, lard, palm kernel oil, coconut oil, etc.
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Chaz Bono has been doing an AMAZEBALLS job at getting fit!
Seriously, he's on FIYAH with the whole thing — from the fitness routine to a brand new diet where he's cut out sugar completely!! Sadly, it's because of that diet and one of his Twitter follower's disbelief that he had to lay some smack down! LOLz!
When Chaz tweeted about anybody being able to go on the diet he has, someone decided that they were going to be as snarky as possible and insinuate that Chaz has cooks and the means to do it, so it was easier for him than the normal person!
Turns out, he was dead WRONG!
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GIMME GIMME MORE information about Britney Spears' (still rumored) impending Las Vegas residency!!
We've already heard SO many tidbits concerning BritBrit's supposed Sin City stay, most recently that no matter WHERE it takes place Britney will be kept under STRICT control as her conservatorship demands…
But we still don't know exactly WHERE the pop GODDESS will set up shop, OR for how long!
However, it seems all could be revealed SOON, like TODAY, as Vegas-based journalist Robin Leach tweeted:
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No, DNA isn't an abbreviation for some data storage company.
We mean deoxyribonucleic acid! You know, DNA! The stuff genes are made out of.
Researchers reported yesterday that they were able to store all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets, a photo, a scientific paper and a 26-second sound clip from MLK's I Have a Dream speech.
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Given the amount of unpleasant run-ins Justin Bieber has had with the paparrazzi this summer, we had almost forgotten about this one!
However, the police apparently haven't!
That's right, you may recall back in May when the pop star and his lady friend, Selena Gomez, got into a physical altercation with a pesky photographer who got in their faces after they left a movie at the Calabasas Commons, and although authorities were called, the pair had already taken off!
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As toddlers grow & mature, parents should think seriously about having their precious one branch out and meet kids their own age since it will be essential to developing their social skills.
That doesn't mean you just have to stick 'em in any old sandbox and see what happens - you can have a little more input than that!
We aren't the experts, though - that's what this blog we found is for!
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The first official press conference concerning Dark Knight Rises shooter James Holmes just concluded, providing new information on the devastating, fatal occurrence in an Aurora, CO movie theatre Thursday evening.
Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates revealed that James Eagan Holmes, dressed in full ballistic gear, appeared in theater #9 at the Century 16 movie theatres and set off two devices that spewed some kind of irritant or smoke into the crowd.
The first 911 calls flooded local stations at 12:39am MST, with police responding within a minute to a minute of a half, where they encountered Holmes near his white Hyundai in the Theatre's back parking lot.
71 people were shot. 10 victims died on-scene, while 2 died in area hospitals. Many patients are still in critical condition.
Police found four weapons in total, three inside the movie theater:
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