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Disadvantages Of Unsaturated Fats
Turns solid in cold: They tend to be healthier fats. However, monounsaturated fats typically turn solid when placed in the refridgerator (& are usually liquid at room temp). ...Read more
Monounsaturated fat: Both are thought to promote heart health by modestly increasing HDL cholesterol and helping to lower LDL cholesterol. In fact, replacing saturated fat and trans fats with foods containing mainly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats may help to protect you against heart disease. Mono comes from canola & olive oil. Poly comes from nuts, seeds, and vegetable oil. ...Read more
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
Phase: Hi. Saturation of unsaturated fats causes a phase transition from liquid at room temperature to solid at room temperature. ...Read more
Vascular health: Both components, if abundant in the diet, will increase the levels of LDL cholesterol and possibly the risk of atherosclerosis, but put in in context. Especially in the past decade, major scientific papers have re-examined the question and found little impact, and even asked whether the worries are justified. I'd suggest you eat sensibly and stay physically fit, and not criticize food choices. ...Read more
Are there benefits from monounsaturated fat? I'm eating macadamia nuts, and it has 20g mono & 3.5g saturated fat (24g total fat) per serving.
Good fat...: Yes...It is a better type of fat...We need fat in our diet, but unfortunately much of what we get is saturated fat--meaning from animal products. Often from nuts/plants, we get monosurated fat, a good thing. This fat is not as dangerous--not causing much damage to your blood vessels etc...So, monosaturated fat is a better fat to get. Good luck..Stay healthy. ...Read more
Chemistry & Health: Mono saturated fats are defined by having only one methyl group and the remainder of their carbon chain contain double bonds and no hydrogen atoms attached.That's chemistry. They are neutral in raising the LDL cholesterol & liquid at body temp.Trans saturated fatty acids are saturated fats- having lots of hydrogen atoms & the double bonds are in a trans configuration. They raise LDL , solid @ 98.6. ...Read more
Would consuming lot of vegetable source of saturated fat such as extra version olive oil cause atherosclerosis or increase cholesterol.
Less so than animal…: The main fat 2 b avoided is saturated vegetable-oil & animal fat. ...Read more
Poly vs monsaturated: Chemically speaking, polyunsaturated fats are fats that have more than one double-bonded (unsaturated) carbon in the molecule whereas monosaturated fats have one double-bounded (unsaturated ) carbon per molecule. ...Read more
Depends: Butter is high in pcbs. If you use butter, choose organic or pasture butter which hopefully is cleaner. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/cooking-oils.html. ...Read more
Unhealthy Fats: Unsaturated fats are in salmon, trout herring, avocados, olives, walnuts and olive oil. They help improve blood Cholesterol. Trans fats raise bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and lower good (HDL) Cholesterol levels causing increased risk of heart disease. They are in doughnuts, cookies, crackers, muffins, pies, cakes, fried fast food, Avoid Trans fats See Physician for Healthy Diet for your Heart! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is extra virgin olive oil healthy when used in place of other sources of fat? Does monousaturated fat in olive oil raise hdl?
Complex: When substituted for (not added to) saturated fats, monounsaturated fats, as found in olive and canola oils, can raise the HDL (good) cholesterol and have been associated epidemiologically with reduced incidence of heart disease and death. The mediterranean diet (found by googling this term) can provide a specific example of a good diet rich in monounsaturated fats. ...Read more
What are the benefits that unsaturated fats and proteins provide when included in a balanced diet?
Omega 3 Fat: The problem in industrialized nations is too much omega 6 fat, from soy, corn, cottonseed and safflower oils. These fats oxidize themselves through the same process that makes oil-based paint dry--and increases the need for anti-oxidants. Deep sea oily fish is the best source of omega 3 fat, but canola oil also supplies some. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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