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Doctor insights on: How Much Monounsaturated Fat Per Day

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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.

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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Monounsaturated Fat (Definition)

Monounsaturated fat is a specific kind of fat molecule found in certain foods that may help lower the LDL ...Read more


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Is 80 grams of monounsaturated fat and 17.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat per day too much? I eat 2500 calories per day.

Is 80 grams of monounsaturated fat and 17.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat per day too much? I eat 2500 calories per day.

Difficult: Official guidance is 20-35% of calories from fat and each 1g fat is 9 calories so probably around 55-95g fat per day.

https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/patientinstructions/000747.htm

Main fat to reduce is saturated fat.
Recommend seeing licensed dietician in your area for specific advice/guidance here ...Read more

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Does soybean oil have monounsaturated fat?

Some: Per heartland fields – soy bean oil has 15% saturated fat, 61% polyunsaturated fat and 24% monosaturated fat. ...Read more

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Which is better for you: monounsaturated fat or polyunsaturated fat?

Which is better for you: monounsaturated fat or polyunsaturated fat?

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

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Which is more healthy, monounsaturated fat or polyunsaturated fat?

Which is more healthy, monounsaturated fat or polyunsaturated fat?

PUFA Toxicity: Most people in industrialized countries get too much polyunsaturated fat of the omega-6 kind: from either natural or partially hydrogenated corn, soy, cottonseed or safflower oils. Only 1% of dietary calories is required as polyunsaturates and most modern diets supply 10% or more. These fats oxidize themselves (the same process makes oil-based paint dry) and increase the need for anti-oxidants. ...Read more

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What's the difference between polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat?

Good fats: Polyunsaturated fats are longer than monounsaturated fats. Both are healthier alternatives to animal fate-saturated fats. ...Read more

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What is the recommended daily intake of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat for a female of 22 years that is involved in low activity?

What is the recommended daily intake of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat for a female of 22 years that is involved in low activity?

Fat RDAs: Ther really isn't a recommended allowance of fat since fat is not a necessary nutrient such as vitamins or minerals. Usually a diet will break down the amount of calories per day into a percentage of fat, protein and carbohydrate. For example, if you follow a diet that is 35% protein, 35% carbohydrate and 30% fat, then break down the fat to less saturated fat and mostly mono and poly fats. ...Read more

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Are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat the same as omega 3 and 6 fats?

Are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat the same as omega 3 and 6 fats?

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 more

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Does eating lots of nuts and seeds increase breast cancer risk? I have heard that monounsaturated fat can increase risk.

Does eating lots of nuts and seeds increase breast cancer risk? I have heard that monounsaturated fat can increase risk.

Maybe: There is conflicting evidence. In general, there is an association between high total fat intake and a higher risk of breast cancer. This is in keeping with evidence that demonstrates obesity as a risk factor for breast cancer. When studies have tried to break it down by type of fat, monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) have been shown to both increase and decrease breast cancer risk. Jury is still out. ...Read more

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Sports protein drink: Any concern with saturated fat 1.5 mg; trans fat 0 mg; polyunsaturated fat 1gm; monounsaturated fat 4.5 mg. In 11 oz. Drink. (?)

Sports protein drink: Any concern with saturated fat 1.5 mg; trans fat 0 mg; polyunsaturated fat 1gm; monounsaturated fat 4.5 mg. In 11 oz. Drink. (?)

7 grams of fat: Is quite a bit for a protein shake of 11 ounces. There being more monounsaturated fat (4.5) than saturated fat (1.5) is good. It is great that you are reading food labels. Keep looking around, you should be able to find a protein shake which contains less fat and no saturated fat. See photo of protein shake mix which contains 0 g fat and less than 1 g of sugar. ...Read more

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How many fat grams, saturated fat grams, polyunsaturated fat grams and monounsaturated grams should the average american eat a day?

How many fat grams, saturated fat grams, polyunsaturated fat grams and monounsaturated grams should the average american eat a day?

30% of diet as fat: For a 2000 calorie diet
10% as saturated fat= 200 calores
10% as mono unsat = 200 cal
10% as polyunsat fat = 200 cal

600 calories of 2000 could be fat, less is better, more is not recommended. ...Read more

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What are health effects of monounsaturated fats?

What are health effects of monounsaturated fats?

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

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Please describe the disadvantages of monounsaturated 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

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Where are the most common places to find monounsaturated fats?

Where are the most common places to find monounsaturated fats?

Numerous sources: Oils, Olive oil, Canola oil, Fish oil, Salmon, Trout, sardines, peanut butter, Hazel nuts, all nuts, Avocado, meat, and the list goes on. ...Read more

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Are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat good for you?

Are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat good for you?

Yes: Monunsaturated fats such as from olive oil, and polyunsaturated fats as from canola oil are good for you. You don't want more than 10% of your diet from saturated fats from animal products. ...Read more

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What are the differences of monounsaturated & polyunsaturated fat?

What are the differences of monounsaturated & polyunsaturated fat?

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

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What foods have high polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in them?

What foods have high polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in them?

Various plant based: Not healthy, despite marketing, high in omega 6 ; 9, not 3 fatty acids. Study videos: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, how the government makes you fat, stossel debunking food myths, science for smart people, fatchance. Html. Dietdoctor. Com/about ; many other references. Cholesterol is made by every one of our cells; wrong issue! Correct issue lipoproteins. Hflc, not lchf, foods improve ldl. ...Read more

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What're the differences between monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats?

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

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Are monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats good for everybody?

Are monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats good for everybody?

Yes: Both these types of fat have been shown to reduce bad LDL cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol. Like any fat, they contain calories, so any extra fat should replace existing calories from saturated fat or carbohydrates. ...Read more