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Purpose Of Hydrogenating Unsaturated Fats
Phase: Hi. Saturation of unsaturated fats causes a phase transition from liquid at room temperature to solid at room temperature. ...Read more
If a food has more unsaturated fats than saturated and trans fats, does the unsaturated cancel out the effects of the saturated and trans?
NO!!!: First of all, there is good reason to question whether saturated fats are actually unhealthy- see http://www.Bmj.Com/content/347/bmj.F6340 however, trans fats are among the most toxic foods one can eat and a major cause of heart disease- see http://bit.Ly/1era8lt ; http://bit.Ly/13o0nkq no amount of healthy fats can "cancel out" the incredible toxicity caused by trans fats. ...Read more
Is extra virgin olive oil healthy when used in place of other sources of fat? Does monousaturated fat in olive oil raise hdl?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vascular health: Both components, if abundant in the diet, will increase the levels of LDL cholesterol and possibly the risk of atherosclerosis, but put in in context. Especially in the past decade, major scientific papers have re-examined the question and found little impact, and even asked whether the worries are justified. I'd suggest you eat sensibly and stay physically fit, and not criticize food choices. ...Read more
No: Oil is hydrogenated to prolong the shelf life of food and increase profits at the expense of causing health problems in anyone who eats the food. Saturated fat occurs naturally in dairy fat, meat and certain vegetable products. A little saturated fat is actually good for you because it raises hdl, the good cholesterol . Too much is not good because it raises the bad cholesterol. ...Read more
Saturated fats: All animal fats are saturated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does the high heat temperatures in the canning process of sardines and herring convert the healthy fats into trans fats?
Not likely: The foods with large amount of trans fats are the baked and fried foods that are subjected to much higher temperatures. ...Read more
Unhealthy Fats: Unsaturated fats are in salmon, trout herring, avocados, olives, walnuts and olive oil. They help improve blood Cholesterol. Trans fats raise bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and lower good (HDL) Cholesterol levels causing increased risk of heart disease. They are in doughnuts, cookies, crackers, muffins, pies, cakes, fried fast food, Avoid Trans fats See Physician for Healthy Diet for your Heart! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Butter is high in pcbs. If you use butter, choose organic or pasture butter which hopefully is cleaner. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/cooking-oils.html. ...Read more
Would consuming lot of vegetable source of saturated fat such as extra version olive oil cause atherosclerosis or increase cholesterol.
Less so than animal…: The main fat 2 b avoided is saturated vegetable-oil & animal fat. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Per AHA: Saturated fats- butter, lard, fatback & solid shortening. Trans fats- vegetable shortening, select margarines, food fried in partially hydrogenated oil (or containing it), & many types of cookies, snacks & crackers. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the basis of our increased concern about saturated fats, cholesterol and trans-fatty acids?
Heart disease: Increasing intake of saturated fats/trans fats typically drives up the cholesterol and in particular the bad cholesterol (ldl/triglyceride) components. Elevated levels of these are associated with increased cardiovascular risk. The high caloric load typical for fatty foods also adversely affects cardiac health. ...Read more
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