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Monounsaturated Fats In Nuts
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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