“Fats are an essential component to a healthy diet, besides contributing to the flavor and texture of many foods, including seeds, fruits, dairy, eggs, fish, and any other of what we usually consider the most comforting foods on the planet, such as chocolate. Including some types of fat in the diet can help reduce cholesterol levels and decrease the risk for cardiovascular events and other metabolic chronic diseases.
The single elements composing a specific fat profile in nature are called ‘fatty acids.’
There are two major types of fatty acids: saturated and unsaturated. While saturated fats tend to be solid at room temperature, the unsaturated ones are more fluid for a slight difference in their physicochemical structure. Double bounds of hydrocarbon molecules make them more unstable to pack together and more likely to scour one against the other.”