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Doctor insights on: Polyunsaturated Fat Foods List

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Dr. Martin Fried
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Polyunsaturated Fat (Definition)

Polyunsaturated fats are a kind of fat found commonly in nuts and seeds, which has been shown to have multiple health benefits in preventing heart ...Read more


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Is polyunsaturated fat bad for you ?

Is polyunsaturated fat bad for you ?

No: Everyone needs some fat in their diet. It has been thought for many years now that polyunsaturated fats are better for your heath than saturated fats. The american heart association suggests limiting saturated fats to less than 7 % of your calories omega3 fatty acids beneficial polyunsaturates. These can be found in fish oil and sunflower oil these can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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What is more healthy: unsaturated, or polyunsaturated fat?

What is more healthy: unsaturated, 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 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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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 dont want more than 10% of your diet from saturated fats from animal products. ...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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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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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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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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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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How does saturated fat raise HDL cholesterol levels and polyunsaturated fat raise ldl?

Other way 'round!: If you want to lower your "bad" ldl, less saturated and more polyunsaturated fat is important. To raise your "good" hdl, lose weight, exercise and drink modestly (eg, one glass of red wine daily). If you are a smoker, stop. ...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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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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If I stop eating polyunsaturated fats, how long does it take for them to completely be out of my body?

If I stop eating polyunsaturated fats, how long does it take for them to completely be out of my body?

Incomplete diet: Wow that would be difficult to do! Building a diet that has NONE is tough. Further the body can or modify small amounts of certain types of polyunsaturated fat compounds, so they are always present. More importantly, a certain amount of "good fats" is highly valuable for health. Consider consulting a dietician to help you identify the best nutrition plan for your individual needs. ...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

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What is the good fat trans fat polyunsaturated are saturated fat thanks?

What is the good fat trans fat  polyunsaturated are saturated fat  thanks?

Sat. & some UnSat.: 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

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Is mono unsaturated fat healthier than polyunsaturated fats? Which one will affect our diet more? And why is that so?

Tough to say: According to recent research studies, there is no conclusive evidence that mono unsaturated fat is healthier than poly unsaturated fat. They are both healthier than saturated fat, which is found mostly in animal fat. Unsaturated fat tends to lower bad cholesterol and makes less cholesterol plaques which cause blockages in the arteries. ...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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Wanted to know where can I find a list of foods for a low carb, low fat diet?

Wanted to know where can I find a list of foods for a low carb, low fat diet?

See below: I would suggest you to go to our website, www.Weighstation.Net..For a list of recipes and other helps when it comes to low-carb dieting. Low-fat diet works because you lower your caloric intake. That's about it. However, low-carb dieting has been shown to lower the inflammatory response of carbohydrates and fat. Much of this information can be gotten from dr. Eric westman textbook on obesity. ...Read more

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I have a lot of abdominal fat, what foods are good for getting rid of the deepest of fat? In a list name some food please :)

I have a lot of abdominal fat, what foods are good for getting rid of the deepest of fat? In a list name some food please :)

Foods for fat loss: Replace fried & processed foods, sweets, and soft drinks with fruits, veggies, lean proteins, legumes, and whole grains. Eat healthy fats like avocados, olive oil, omega-3's like wild salmon. Drink at least 8, 8oz glasses of water per day. Abdominal fat = possible Insulin resistance. Dr. Mark hyman's "the blood sugar solution cookbook" gives great ideas & recipes: http://tinyurl.Com/l72lsru. ...Read more

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My friend had high fat low carb diet and omit wheat, rice, sugar oat and all other cereals from food list. Is it safe? M indian n can"t forego wheat.

My friend had high fat low carb diet and omit wheat, rice, sugar oat and all other cereals from food list. Is it safe? M indian n can"t forego wheat.

Fad diet: This "pop" diet -- despite the elaborate "scientific theory" presented by its proponents -- probably works like most of the other diet fads by limiting food choices. It's your friend's business; i trust this person will use appropriate, cost-effective supplements as needed if it's too restrictive. ...Read more

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What type food have to take for being fat?

What type food have to take for being fat?

Diet for weight loss: If you consume more calories than you burn then the body will store these calories as glycogen in your liver (for quick access to energy when needed) or fat for long term storage. All foods have some caloric value but some, such as celery sticks actually require more energy to chew than is absorbed by eating it. Count calories to lose weight. For adults most burn 1200-1700 calories a day. ...Read more

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What are some foods that make your face fat?

What are some foods that make your face fat?

There are no foods: That will cause you to selectively gain weight on your face. ...Read more