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food group

Nutrition A family of foods in the diet. See Balanced diet, Essential dietary component, Food pyramid, Four food groups, Mineral, Vitamin.
Food groups
Carbohydrates Bread, cereal, rice, oats, pastas
Citrus fruits Grapefruits, lemons, melon, oranges, papaya, strawberries, tomatoes
Dairy products Cheese, milk, yoghurt
Fats Butter, margarine, fish or vegetable oil, animal fat
Green/yellow vegetables Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, green beans, kale, spinach
High protein foods Eggs, fish, legumes, meat, nuts, poultry
Other fruits & vegetables Apples, bananas, grapes, pineapples; beets, potatoes
Yellow vegetables Carrots, corn, cauliflower

fats

Also known as lipids, fats are stored as an oily liquid under the skin and in the abdomen in thin-walled cells. Fats form the body's main energy store and are converted into fuel as required. Fat stores also form an insulant against heat loss, a mechanical shock absorber and a contouring element. Body fats are triglycerides and consist of a ‘backbone’ of glycerol to which three fatty acids are attached. Fats differ by virtue of different fatty acids. These may be saturated or unsaturated. Most diets contain too high a proportion of fats and especially of SATURATED FATS. Saturated fats are found in butter, milk, and other dairy products. Unsaturated fats, such as are found in vegetable and fish oils, are believed to be less harmful to health.
References in classic literature ?
In a short time he brought a very fat calf, which, although I did not know it, was my son.
The Mouse had a good cleaning out while the Cat was gone, and made the house tidy; but the greedy Cat ate the fat every bit up.
He came up and kissed Goody through the hole; but he was so fat that he could not get out.
The best plan will be for them not to run," said another, "so that neither the thin man break down under the weight, nor the fat one strip himself of his flesh; let half the wager be spent in wine, and let's take these gentlemen to the tavern where there's the best, and
thought the Sheriff; and he so far forgot his dignity as to nudge the Bishop in his fat ribs.
And now to business," said the prime minister, a very fat man.
First there will be a capital roast; then the fat will find me in goose-grease for six months; and then there are all the beautiful white feathers.
Who knowest but that thou mayest catch Robin Hood yet, if thou drinkest less good sack and Malmsey, and bringest down the fat about thy paunch and the dust from out thy brain.
The criminal who now sits before the court licking her paws," resumed the Woggle-Bug, "has long desired to unlawfully eat the fat piglet, which was no bigger than a mouse.
The Gallipoot made a signal and at once his attendants picked up General Guph and carried him away to a prison, where the jailer amused himself by sticking pins in the round fat body of the old Nome, to see him jump and hear him yell.
An angry answer trembled upon his lips, but Oom Sam, white and with his little fat body quivering with fear, came hurrying up to them in the broad track of the moonlight.
Also, he tried planting fat roots and other things he found in the mountain valleys.