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    Understanding the benefits of protein and fats in the diet

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    What are some of the benefits that unsaturated fats in addition, proteins provide when included in a balanced die?

    If you have ever poured oil into a glass of water, you have seen that these two substances do not mix. Knowing this, how do lipids move through the body so they can be digested and absorbed? How are lipids stored in the body?

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    The outside of animal cells are known as the plasma membrane, also known as the lipid bilayer. The lipid bilayer acts as a barrier and keeps certain molecules inside the cell and other molecules out of the cell. There must be a way to get molecules into and out of the cell. The lipid bilayer does allow ...

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    Both unsaturated fats and protein are necessary for a balanced healthy diet