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Fatty acids are classified as saturated, monounsaturated, or polyunsaturated. We can use the story of the three pigs to illustrate how the body uses and stores each type of fat. Each pig went out into the world to build their own home. The first pig built a house of straw, the second pig a house of twigs, and the third pig a house of bricks. Saturated fats such as coconut oil, palm oil, lard, tallow, and duck fat are the house of bricks. They are highly stable because all of the carbon-atom linkages are filled, or “saturated,” with hydrogen. Saturated...