Nutrition Unit 3 Lipids

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Nutrition Unit 3 Lipids

Nutrition is the study of how human beings feed and more importantly, the healthy way to feed. Otherwise regarded as fats, lipids are the third most important nutrients in the human body. Test your knowledge of them below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Select the 3 MAJOR types of LIPIDS
    • A. 

      Triglyceride

    • B. 

      Saturated

    • C. 

      Trans

    • D. 

      Phospholipids

    • E. 

      Sterols

  • 2. 
    What answer best defines lipids?
    • A. 

      Fats in our food

    • B. 

      Diverse class of molecules that are insoluble in water

    • C. 

      Long chains of carbon atoms bound to each other.

    • D. 

      Saturated, Unsaturated, and Transfats

  • 3. 
    Triglycerides contain
    • A. 

      One Glycerol molecule

    • B. 

      Two Nitrogen molecules

    • C. 

      Three Fatty acid molecules

    • D. 

      Four Glycerol molecules

  • 4. 
    Fatty acids are long chains of ________ atoms bound to each other as well as _________ atoms. 
  • 5. 
    A Long fatty acid chain contains more than or equal to __ carbons. 
  • 6. 
    A _________ end is first in the chain, and the _________ end is last in the chain. 
  • 7. 
    What converts liquid oils into a more solid form? 
    • A. 

      Unsaturated fatty acids

    • B. 

      Polyunsaturated fatty acids

    • C. 

      Linoleic acid

    • D. 

      Hydrogenation

  • 8. 
    Hydrogenation creates ______ fatty acids
  • 9. 
    _______ are more susceptible to rancidity. 
  • 10. 
    • A. 

      H2O

    • B. 

      Vitamin E

    • C. 

      UV Rays

    • D. 

      CO2

    • E. 

      O2

  • 11. 
    The current intake of trans fatty acids are __ % of total kcals.