Fats in foods from health point of view


Authors: Jiří Brát
Authors‘ workplace: Vím co jím a piju, o. p. s., Praha
Published in: AtheroRev 2018; 3(1): 7-14
Category: Reviews

Overview

Fats play a significant role in terms of health. However, an average consumer does not understand a science behind them. There is a predominant tendency to avoid fats. The consumer does not know dietary guidelines regarding fat consumption and/or fatty acid composition of individual oils. There are plenty of myths surrounding oil and fat, some of them are demonizing industrial manufacturing processes. Partial hydrogenation of oils has been replaced by other technologies, but average consumer does not know them. Lack of education leads to the failure to choose the right fats for a certain purpose.

Key words:
fat and oils, fractionation, hydrogenation, interesterification, thermal changes of oils

Received:
18. 8. 2017

Accepted:
1. 9. 2017


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