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Does Saturated Fat Cause Insulin Spikes
Sat fat: Read this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/saturated_fat.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dietary fats: It's a type of fat that in excess is associated with heart disease and is found in animal fat, dairy fat, shellfish, even chocolate. People are always debating diets, but national guidelines still recommend a diet that is higher in the healthier unsaturated fats in vegetable oils, nuts and fish and lower in cholesterol and saturated fats. Details in ncep (national cholesterol education program). ...Read more
It's not Better: Polyunsaturated fat (pufa) and saturated fat have the same calories to make you gain weight, raise your blood pressure and blood sugar. The most recent studies show monounsaturated fats such as olive oil or canola oil are the least harmful: unlike pufa, they do not auto-oxidize or increase inflammation and they are the fastest to be burned as fuel. But really, there is "no safe fat!". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Dietary fat should be 20-35% of your overall calories, which should be around 1800-2000 or more, if you are very active. Saturated should be less than 10 percent of total calories. So about 700 calories total from fat, about 75 grams of fat per day, of which 20 grams may be saturated. Avoid all trans fats as possible. ...Read more
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