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What is the difference between a fat and a lipid?

Lipids are bioorganic molecules that are hydrophobic. In other words, they do not mix with or dissolve in water. Among lipids is a category known as “fats.” Each fat molecule is comprised of a glycerol (alcohol) molecule and at least one fatty acid (hydro-carbon chain with an acid group attached).

The spinach and strawberries in this salad are high in vitamin C, which has antioxidant benefits and helps the body resist infection.


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