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Example of Saturated Fat

Saturated fats are the 'bad cholesterol' fats. They're triglycerides, some being quite large molecules, containing no double bond carbon atoms with active single bond, hydrogenated fatty acids. This makes them hihgly combinative, and it's also what makes them 'sticky', meaning they bond easily with other materials.

This is a typical chemical structure for formation of plaque and other major metabolic problems. These large, chemically active but usually biologically useless and destructive fatty molecules are the reasons saturated fats are universally condemned by dietitians and medical professionals.

Examples of Saturated Fats:

Saturated fats are present in:

Dairy products
Animal fats
Common food additives like palm oil, coconut oil, stearic acid

Image Example of Saturated Fats:

Two-dimensional representation of the saturated fatty acid myristic acid.

A space-filling model of the saturated fatty acid myristic acid.