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What is Fat?

With all the bad reputation that fats are getting in our times it might come to you as a surprise but fat is a nutrient that is important for our bodies to function normally. Fats are a substance that is found in animal tissue as well as in some plants and nuts. This nutrient is the key to a healthier body. We cannot live without fats in our diets. There are two types of fats, saturated and unsaturated fats. One is healthier than the other. The way each one interacts inside our body is what makes one good and one bad.

Fat In Our Body

Fat is important in our bodies to provide us with energy. Diets too low in fat can cause us not to have as much energy to get through the day. The fat we have in our diets helps our body absorb vitamins, and it helps prevent us from having a deficiency in these vitamins. The fat transports these nutrients to their proper place in our bodies. It helps insulate our bodies to the weather as well as protect our organs and bones from injury. With the proper amounts of fat in our diets, we will feel more satisfied between meals since the fat helps the food remain in our stomach longer. Our food will taste better with some fat added for flavor and texture.

When we partake of a diet that is too low in fat, we may see several things happen such as dry skin, hair loss and even a higher chance at infection. Fat is a valuable asset to our body’s hormones and to our immune functions. Too much fat is just as bad as too little. It can cause our blood vessels to clog, and then it affects our heart. Without the proper amounts of fat in our body, we may suffer from one or more of these conditions.

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Top Fruits For Fat Content

The amounts of Fat are given for 100g of each fruit.

1 Durian 5,30 g
2 Pomegranate 1,20 g
3 Guava 0,90 g
4 Raspberry 0,70 g
5 Gooseberry 0,60 g
6 Mangosteen 0,60 g
7 Kiwi 0,50 g
8 Blueberry 0,50 g
9 Elderberry 0,50 g
10 Blackberry 0,50 g
11 Blackcurrant 0,50 g
12 Lychee 0,40 g
13 Grape 0,40 g
14 Mulberry 0,40 g
15 Apricot 0,40 g
16 Banana 0,33 g
17 Tangerine 0,31 g
18 Plum 0,30 g
19 Jackfruit 0,30 g
20 Peach 0,30 g
21 Strawberry 0,30 g
22 Lemon 0,30 g
23 Mango 0,30 g
24 Fig 0,30 g
25 Cherry (sweet) 0,20 g
26 Redcurrant 0,20 g
27 Apple 0,20 g
28 Melon (Cantaloupe) 0,20 g
29 Pear 0,20 g
30 Lime 0,20 g
31 Tomato 0,20 g
32 Watermelon 0,15 g
33 Cranberry 0,12 g
34 Cucumber 0,11 g
35 Pumpkin 0,10 g
36 Papaya 0,10 g
37 Pineapple 0,10 g
38 Orange 0,10 g
39 Grapefruit 0,10 g
40 Passion Fruit 0,10 g
41 Carrot 0,10 g

 

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2 Responses to Which Fruit Has The Most Fat?

  1. David Brown says:

    Mojo,

    You wrote, “There are two types of fats, saturated and unsaturated fats. One is healthier than the other. The way each one interacts inside our body is what makes one good and one bad.”

    That’s an oversimplification. Here are some resources you can access to learn more of the particulars regarding saturated and unsaturated fats:

    1. http://www.saywhydoi.com/saturated-fats-what-is-saturated-fat/
    2. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolutionary-psychiatry/201103/your-brain-omega-3
    3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRe9z32NZHY
    4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgU3cNppzO0
    5. http://www.sciscoop.com/controversial-saturated-fat.html
    6. http://www.foodandbeveragepeople.com/cm/news/saturated_fats

  2. mojo says:

    Hi David,

    the goal of this article was more in a list of fruits and not so much in explaining the fats into details but thank you very much for your input. It is an interesting read!

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