Lipids are organic compounds including fats, oils, hormones, and certain components of membranes that are grouped together because they do not interact appreciably with water.
Lipids are mainly composed of hydrocarbons in their most reduced form, making them an excellent form of energy storage.
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Lipids Don't Interact With Water
Lipids are compounds that are insoluble in water but are soluble in organic solvents such as ether and chloroform. (source 🗗)
Important lipids include fats and oils, fatty acids, phospholipids, and cholesterol. (source 🗗)
Fats and oils
Fats and oils are important in the diet as energy sources. Especially sources of essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins, which tend to be associated with fats. (source 🗗)
Fatty acids supply the energy consumed in cellular growth at certain stages of life. (source 🗗)
Interesting information and articles about fatty acids can you find in Fatty Acids: How To Use Them For Your Benefit
Phospholipids are important components of the brain and nervous tissue, membranes throughout body tissues, and the carriers of cholesterol and fats in the blood. (source 🗗)
Cholesterol is a component of membranes in body cells and is required for the normal development of the brain and nervous tissue. (source 🗗)
You can read more about cholesterol in What Is Cholesterol & What Foods Can I Find It In?
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