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Fats and exercise

Fats are an integral part of the athlete's diet. Reducing the proportion of fat in the diet to 15% leads to a decrease in endurance and performance at least 10%. Fat reserves help maintain body temperature and protect the body from injuries. In addition, fat promotes the delivery and assimilation of fat-soluble vitamins and influences the structure of food. High-energy density of fats increases the value of food in the sense of saturation of the body.

Aerobic exercise and substrate oxidation

Edible fats during the aerobic exercise preserve carbohydrates, enhancing the oxidation of fats and reducing the oxidation of carbohydrates ...

Metabolism of fats during exercise

Fats along with carbohydrates are oxidized in the muscles to supply energy to the working muscles. The limit to which they can recover energy costs depends on the duration and intensity of the load ...

Fat substitutes

In an effort to reduce the intake of edible fats, some people resort to consuming foods with modified fat ...

The need for fat intake for athletes

Fat diets for athletes are extremely diverse, depending on the sport, fitness and level of athlete results ...

Fatty acid

Fatty acids are a component of more complex lipids, they provide most of the calories from edible fats ...

Definition and types of fats

Fats are an important source of energy that meets the daily need for energy, and also provides it in cases where ...

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