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Fats Oils And Sweets Serving Size And Daily Servings
Can shape up oil (not pills) products help to reduce belly or thighs fat? Is there any side effects if I use it daily? Thank you.
No: There aren't any over-the-counter lotions, creams, or oils that reduce belly or thigh fat. Those products may make skin softer and smoother, but the only way to reduce fat is to use up the fat as fuel. Fat is the body's way of storing fuel. If one eats fewer calories than her body uses each day, they her body will use the stored fat and thus decrease fat in her body. ...Read more
Can shape up oil (not pills) products help to reduce belly or thighs fat? Is there any side effects if I use it daily? I also do exercise. Thank you.
Knowing our Body: Nope. Not in any way. There would be nothing topical that would lead you to burn more calories or burn off excess fat stored in the fat molecules. This product is 100% fraudulent. ...Read more
Can you please clarify why Extra Virgin olive oil which has Saturated fat lowers LDL (bad cholesterol.) Is it advised to eat lot it olive oil daily?
False statement: Olive oil does not lower LDL. Olive oil raises ldl less so compared to other fats. Although there is some saturated fat in olive oil the major component is monounsaturated fat. This topic is too complex for me to answer fully here. But suffice it to say... Small amounts of olive oil daily 1 tablespoon or less combined with a healthy diet is healthier than many other fats ( trans-fats&sat. fats) ...Read more
I daily eat 5 -7 table spoons of extra version olive oil mostly sprinkling on food, salad. Any health benefits, or concerns from the saturated fat.
Only calories!: There is little saturated fat in olive oil, which primarily is monosaturated fat, the fat with health benefits, and which also moderates your cholesterol and increases hdl. The only downside is the extra calories. If you are on a low carbohydrate lifestyle, it wouldn't matter. But on a conventional diet it would. It is a good idea to replace saturated fat with monsaturated fat when you can! ...Read more
I eat daily lot good healthy food: raw almond, seed, Walnut, Pecan Pistachio, Brazil nut, & olive oil.This adds up to 15+grams sat fat. Any Concerns?
While it's long been recommended that people minimize saturated fat, recent research suggests there's no benefit to limiting saturated fat (especially when it comes from the healthy foods you are eating) unless you have Familial Hypercholesterolemia or ApoE4.
for a very well-written discussion of saturated fat and the current science. ...Read more
My only source of fat at the moment is extra virgin olive oil, but i might be using a bit more than I should (6-10 servings per day). Is it still ok?
Need more info: To answer your question, i would need to know what other foods you are eating, your size and weight, and how much exercise you are getting. 1 serving of olive oil (1 tbs) = 120 calories. If you are getting up to 10 servings (1200 calories!) a day, that may be a bit much. A healthy diet is balanced & not weighted too much on fats. ...Read more
Can olive oil contribute to arterial plaque? What about if olive oil is the only source of fat, (about 6-8 servings)?
While olive oil, esp. Raw fresh extra virgin is a relatively healthy oil to use (see http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice;dbid=132) large amounts are associated with increased risk of heart disease- see http://bit.Ly/1cgojkl
it should never be the only source of fat; good health requires essential omega 3 fats ; olive oil lacks these. See http://bit.Ly/18mu5yg ; http://bit.Ly/15ib3z. ...Read more
If too little body fat leads to organ failure, then why do people say to avoid things like oil in our diet?
Separate issues: Excess body fat is MUCH more common than too little. One has to be on an extreme diet (or anorexic) or have malabsorption to get dangerously low body fat. Avoiding oils does not reduce body fat much; eating carbs is the main cause of fat. The reason some say oils should be avoided has to do with the fact that many oils are pro-inflammatory & cause oxidative stress- see http://tinyurl.com/metmg3w ...Read more
Atherogenic: They cause hardening of the arteries.Get a more detailed answer ›
No more than 30%: A person need not take more than 30% of the calories in the form of fat. ...Read more
This depends on if you're asking about oils for cooking or to take raw. The healthiest oils are those that contain essential fatty acids (EFA's), which are some of the Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids; the best choices are hemp, flax & fish oil but these are not good to cook with. The best choice for cooking is coconut oil, though it does not have EFA's.
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What is Medicine?: This is not a prescription medicine or even something commonly used in american medicine. This question is most likely outside of the scope of this application. ...Read more
Should i take flax seed oil pills while I am also getting a daily dose of ground flax seeds at the same time?
Up to you.: You can but it isn't necessary.Get a more detailed answer ›
I started taking 5 borage oil pills daily 1000mg . Is there anything harmful doing this. Dr. Oz suggested 800mg daily of gla. Each pill contains 160mg?
Clarify: If the total you are taking is 1000 mg per day, this has been used safely for up to 24 weeks. If they are 1000 mg per pill, you are taking way too much. ...Read more
Depends HOW Done: 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
Castro oil: It will not do you any harm but you may develop diarrhea ! ...Read more
All Animal Fats: 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. Trans fats only from hydrogenated vegetable oils to make more solid. Be aware ancel keys was fraudulent. ...Read more
2 reasons: First, items that list partially hydrogenated oils in the ingredients but contain less than 0.5g of trans fats per serving are considered by the government to be trans-fat free. A good example of this would be commercial peanut butter, which contains a tiny amount of partially hydrogenated oil to prevent separation. Second, products that contain fully hydrogenated oils are trans-fat free. ...Read more
Will eating steamed chicken daily cause any problems? I go to gym daily and i cook it without oil
No...: Chicken is a healthy source of protein and as long as you prepare it in a healthy manner such as steaming, there would be no anticipated health consequences. Make sure you are eating at least twice as much fruit and vegetable along with your chicken to make for a healthy balanced diet. Good luck! ...Read more
Are partially hydrogenated oils infused with trans fats, or does the change occur once inside the body?
No Yet Be Careful: The vast majority of c-c bonds in 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. Ancel keys promoted problem 1953 on: myth that sat. Fats unhealthy by cherry picking data available to him as supporting his theory, not true. ...Read more
Could you tell me why have people abandoned animal fats and are using vegetable oils? Is it a health issue?
Saturated fat: Saturated fats are linked with heart disease, animal fats are saturated, vegetable oils are unsaturated which explains the surge of use of vegetable oils. Monounsaturated fats such as olive oil have the best health effects, certain vegetable oils such as corn oil and soybean oil are high in omega 6 fatty acids cause inflammation. margarine has trans fats, also is very bad. ...Read more