What are invisible fats?
The diet contains two types of fats: One those
are obviously visible (like butter, margarine etc.). The other is
the invisible fat. It is already present in the diet.
The fats and oils, which include salad and cooking
oils, butter, margarine and cream, are visible fats because they
are easily seen and identified. Invisible fats are those which can
not be separated from the foods. Visible fats can become invisible
once they are integrated into a food. For example, butter on bread
is a visible fat, but when used to make the bread, fat becomes invisible.
The difference between visible and invisible fat
can also be described by looking at meat as an example. After trimming
the outer layer of fat from the meat (the visible fat), 20 to 40
percent of its calories still comes from fat distributed in the
lean portion (the invisible fat). Other invisible fats are found
in baked goods, nuts, peanut butter, processed meats and deep-fried
foods such as potato chips