Lipids (fats) By megan H

What is it? What does it look like?

Lipids are an organic compound that contains either saturated fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids. They come in the form of triglycerides, phospholipids, or steroids.

What they look like.

What does it do to your body?

Lipids are used to store energy within your body. Their energy can last longe periods time. Your body has natural lipids within it, but by consuming curtain foods you can increase amount. Example of foods that contain lipids would be nuts, olives, and butter.

Food examples

How is it used?

Lipids are used by storing energy, producing hormones, and digesting food.

Where does lipids come from?

Lipids come externally from plants such as olive oil. Lipids also can come internally such as ear wax.

Who was iT discovered by?

Doctor Poulletier de la Salle was the first to discover and conduct an experiment about lipids 1758. Although people already knew about lipids, no one before Poulletier had truly experimented them.


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