Physique Global

Polyunsaturated Fats

We consume a variety of oils daily, they all fall into a certain fatty acid type. Monounsaturated, Polyunsaturated, Saturated etc. The difference between all of these s the presence of carbon compounds in varying numbers and at the end of certain molecules.

Polyunsaturated Fats are the ones that have more than one carbon bond in the molecule, which is also known as double bond. Oils that contain polyunsaturated fats are typically liquid at room temperature but start to turn solid when chilled.

Olive is one example of polyunsaturated fat. Oils rich in polyunsaturated fat also provide the body with essential fatty acids like Omega 3 and Omega 6 which perform a lot of functions in the body.

Typically oils such as a olive oil are supposed to be consumed without subjecting it to heat as they are not completely stable under heat. A lot of people use olive oil as salad dressing instead of using it for cooking. Other oils like corn oil, soybean oil are also examples of polyunsaturated oil.

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