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Doctor insights on: Breakfast Foods Without Saturated And Trans Fats

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If a food has more unsaturated fats than saturated and trans fats, does the unsaturated cancel out the effects of the saturated and trans?

If a food has more unsaturated fats than saturated and trans fats, does the unsaturated cancel out the effects of the saturated and trans?

NO!!!: First of all, there is good reason to question whether saturated fats are actually unhealthy- see http://www.Bmj.Com/content/347/bmj.F6340 however, trans fats are among the most toxic foods one can eat and a major cause of heart disease- see http://bit.Ly/1era8lt ; http://bit.Ly/13o0nkq no amount of healthy fats can "cancel out" the incredible toxicity caused by trans fats. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Trans Fats (Definition)

Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats ...Read more


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If saturated and trans fats do not add up to total fats, what are the remaining fats?

If saturated and trans fats do not add up to total fats, what are the remaining fats?

Unsaturated fats: The remaining fats are unsaturated fats. Trans fats are very toxic and should be avoided as much as possible. Most saturated fats are unhealthy, though smaller saturated fats like lauric acid in coconut oil are not unhealthy. Other fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are relatively healthy but can become less healthy when heated. ...Read more

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What are trans fats and processed foods? Why are they bad for the body?

What are trans fats and processed foods? Why are they bad for the body?

Clogs the arteries: Trans-fats are created to make oils more solid and keep their flavor or texture longer in processed foods. The unfortunate thing is that trans-fats cause bad cholesterol-related problems, and clog up arteries, leading to heart disease, artery disease, or strokes. In recent years, food processing companies have taken much of the trans-fats out of their foods (but replaced them with other fats). ...Read more

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What foods contain saturated and trans fat?

What foods contain saturated and trans fat?

Per AHA: Saturated fats- butter, lard, fatback & solid shortening. Trans fats- vegetable shortening, select margarines, food fried in partially hydrogenated oil (or containing it), & many types of cookies, snacks & crackers. ...Read more

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Is it ever healthy to eat foods with trans fats?

Is it ever healthy to eat foods with trans fats?

No: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read more

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Foods used to be cooked in pure trans fats. Is the buildup of cholesterol it caused in people still there? Or does the body eventually break it down?

Transfats get turned: into LDL chol, which in turn gets stuck on the sides of arteries and causes blockage.The trans-fat itself no longer exists in the body after it has been digested. It has been converted to Triglycerides and Cholesterol particles. Some people accumulate the LDL cholesterol in their arteries, others do not. Some people can likely have decrease in buildup if they eat healthy. http://CardioGauge.com ...Read more

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What is the difference of food labels between partially hydrogenated oils and trans-fats?

What is the difference of food labels between partially hydrogenated oils and trans-fats?

Careful-Lots of Hype: Hydrogenated means hydrogen atoms added to break c-c double bonds (unsaturated) to single bonds, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen). If partial, then some double carbon-carbon bonds still present. Living cells make only cis-bonds. Vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats are single. The myth that sat. Fats were bad: ancel keys 1953, has driven obesity, dm & cv ds. Study gary taubes, nusi.Org. ...Read more

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What are trans fats and if they are so bad why do they have to put them i food?

What are trans fats and if they are so bad why do they have to put them i food?

Trans fats: Trans fats were created when manufacturers started turning liquid oils into solid fats -- like margarine -- as a substitute for the saturated fats in butter, cream, & meats that people thought caused heart disease. The process used is called hydrogenation. Later they realized that these products last longer before going rancid. So now, many foods contain this despite ill effects in humans. ...Read more

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What are trans fats and if they are so bad why do they have to put them I food?

What are  trans fats and if they are so bad why do they have to put them I food?

LowerProcessingCosts: The issue is: when double bonds, between carbons, are converted to single, the bond spatial pattern. Lookup in google images: "cis-fat vs. Trans-fat". The vast majority of c-c bonds in fats, & other carbon backbone molecules, are single, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen side groups). Living cells break double bonds to cis-bonds; industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans. ...Read more

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The government is trying to banish trans-fats from food, why ar they so bad for u?

The government is trying to banish trans-fats from food, why ar they so bad for u?

Heart disease: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if trans fats are really harmful or are they the latest nutrition scare?

Can you tell me if trans fats are really harmful or are they the latest nutrition scare?

BAD BAD BAD: Trans fat is considered by many doctors to be the worst type of fat you can eat. Unlike other dietary fats, trans fat — also called trans-fatty acids — both raises your LDL ("bad") cholesterol and lowers your HDL ("good") cholesterol. ...Read more

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When foods were cooked in pure trans fats, is the buildup it caused in people still there?

When foods were cooked in pure trans fats, is the buildup it caused in people still there?

Depends: Any fat a person eats can get incorporated into cell walls, so yes, eating trans fats can cause these fats to remain in cells for some time. ...Read more

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Many processed foods are now being advertised as being free of trans fats. What good is that?

Marketing, SomeTruth: ? evidence processing, including just grinding into flour & levening, unhealthy. Vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats, plant & animal, are single, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen side atoms). If double bonds (unsaturated) present & converted to single bonds by industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans. All living cells do cis-. See google images. Less trans-: not as bad. ...Read more

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The whole time when foods were cooked in pure trans fats is the buildup it caused in people still there?

Dean Ornish: Dean ornish claims that the build up of plaque is reversible through eating a mostly fruit and vegetable diet, limiting saturated fats from red meats. Staying away from processed foods is also important since sugar and high insulin helps to deposit the fats into the walls of the arteries. Its not all about fat, but the entire diet is important. ...Read more

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What would happen if I ate 15 grams of trans fats in one day?

What would happen if I ate 15 grams of trans fats in one day?

Repetition is Key: The vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats are single, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen side atoms). If double bonds (unsaturated) present & converted to single bonds by industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans. All living cells do cis-. See google images. Plant fats more double bonds & liquid, than animal, more solid, but this does not mean healthier: ancel keys fraudulent. ...Read more

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What can trans and saturated fats do to your body?

Bad lipids: Saturated and trans fats increase bad LDL cholesterol. Trans fat also decreases good HDL cholesterol. Best approach is to substitute unsaturated vegetable fats for the saturated and trans fats found in animal and processed foods. ...Read more

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What is the difference between trans and saturated fats?

Synthetic vs.natural: Trans fats are terrible for health as they are hydrogenated and inflame the artery walls as well as ruining your cholesterol - stay away! saturated fats like butter, coconut oils in reasonable quantities are actually now found to be ok for health and coconut oil in particular has been found to be good for health, especially with memory issues like alzheimers.Meats are saturated, eat in moderation. ...Read more

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How can I tell how much saturated fats are in the foods I eat?

How can I tell how much saturated fats are in the foods I eat?

Food label: I would recommend reading food labels on a regular basis. They will tell you how much fat, including saturated fat, is in the foods you are eating. Pay attention to serving size though so you are not fooled into believing your food is lower in fat than it really is. Searching the web for common foods you eat can help give you a general guideline as well. ...Read more