Fats, Oils, Lipids: Consequences of Malnutrition
- Malnutrition can result from both excessive and insufficient consumption of fats, oils, and lipids.
- Consuming too few fats can cause a deficiency in essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins, leading to poor brain function, hormonal imbalances, and weak immune systems.
- Excessive consumption of unhealthy fats like saturated and trans fats can cause obesity, heart disease, high cholesterol and other chronic health issues.
- A balanced diet should include moderate amounts of healthy fats like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats found in olive oil, nuts, and fish for good heart health and overall well-being.