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Doctor insights on: Purpose Of Hydrogenating Unsaturated Fats

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What is the 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

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What does it mean to have hydrogenated fat? Is it good for me?

What does it mean to have hydrogenated fat? Is it good for me?

Means bad news: Natural fats saturated, means no empty seats for hydrogen on the molecule, unsaturated fats are good ones, if artificially add h to them becomes hyrogenated fats., which becomes bad fats. They are not good for anyone, but look good, increase shelf life, and acquires all the bad qualities of saturated fats. ...Read more

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Is hydrogenated soybean oil a trans fat?

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

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What are some foods that don't contain hydrogenated soybean oil or trans fat?

What are some foods that don't contain hydrogenated soybean oil or trans fat?

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

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How could a food be made with hydrogenated oils, but say it has zero trans fat?

How could a food be made with hydrogenated oils, but say it has zero trans fat?

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

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Are partially hydrogenated oils infused with trans fats, or does the change occur once inside the body?

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

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Is saturated fat the same as hydrogenated oil?

Is saturated fat the same as hydrogenated oil?

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

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Does saturated fat mean the same thing as hydrogenated oil?

Different: Hydrogenation adds hydrogen ions to vegetable oil that is unsaturated & makes it more saturated.
This is done to lengthen it’s shelf life but also causes the liquid to solidify. Saturated fats like butter, lard, fatback & solid shortening (are naturally in this solid form). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hydrogenated oils and (un)saturated fats questions?

Not really: BUT if you have a specific question — feel free to ask it. ...Read more

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What is the difference of food labels between partially hydrogenated oils and trans-fats?

What is the difference of food labels between partially hydrogenated oils and trans-fats?

Careful-Lots of Hype: Hydrogenated means hydrogen atoms added to break c-c double bonds (unsaturated) to single bonds, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen). If partial, then some double carbon-carbon bonds still present. Living cells make only cis-bonds. Vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats are single. The myth that sat. Fats were bad: ancel keys 1953, has driven obesity, dm & cv ds. Study gary taubes, nusi. Org. ...Read more

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Does eating burnt food increase your risk of cancer? Does overcooking food with oil in turn into hydrogenated fat?

Does eating burnt food increase your risk of cancer? Does overcooking food with oil in turn into hydrogenated fat?

Possibly: There is a fair amount of research on overcooking of meat and correlation with cancer, in particular colon cancer. You can search for such articles on www.pubmed.org but one example of a review article is:
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/100/Supplement_1/386S.long

Sorry I cannot answer your other question. ...Read more

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Are the hydrogenated oils in lotions, deodorant, and cosmetics similar to the trans fat oil in food?

Are the hydrogenated oils in lotions, deodorant, and cosmetics similar to the trans fat oil in food?

Not usually: Although some popular cosmetic include edible oils such as the popular argan (moroccan) oil, the vast majority are composed of cosmeceutical non-dietary ingredients. ...Read more

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How do I know how much unsaturated fat should I eat in a day?

How do I know how much unsaturated fat should I eat in a day?

See below: The american heart association recommends that less than 25 to 35% of your daily calories come from fat. Saturated fats should be. ...Read more

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I ate about 80g of unsaturated fat yesterday if I eat 60g today will this make up for it? Would it be fine if I do this instead of exercise for once?

I ate about 80g of unsaturated fat yesterday if I eat 60g today will this make up for it? Would it be fine if I do this instead of exercise for once?

Balance not quantity: You need to exercise no matter what you eat. Eating unsaturated fats does not replace the need for exercise. Exercise allows your muscles to get stronger, important for your bone health as you age, and also helps with circulation, lymphatic drainage and your mental health. Eating 60 g of unsaturated fat cannot accomplish these same tasks. Work with a clinical nutritionist to get a better balanced Work with a clinical nutritionist to get a better balanced diet that works for you! ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does unsaturated fats mean?

Can doctors tell me what does unsaturated fats mean?

Several types: Mono- and poly- unsaturated refers to the carbon chain chemistry. Polyunsaturated fats are essential for cellular function and are not used as fuel. This is complex chemistry. ...Read more

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What is the difference between unsaturated fats and trans fats?

What is the difference between unsaturated fats and trans fats?

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 more

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How are trans fat and unsaturated fat distinguished from each other?

Incomplete fat: This is theoretical mostly -- what you need to know is that animal fat is mostly saturated and complete. Vegetable fat is a good fat and mostly unsaturated. ...Read more

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Hey! What are the harmful effects of unsaturated fats and cholesterol?

Hey! What are the harmful effects of unsaturated fats and cholesterol?

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 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

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Why would unsaturated fat be better than saturated fat?

Why would unsaturated fat be better than saturated fat?

It's not Better: Polyunsaturated fat (pufa) and saturated fat have the same calories to make you gain weight, raise your blood pressure and blood sugar. The most recent studies show monounsaturated fats such as olive oil or canola oil are the least harmful: unlike pufa, they do not auto-oxidize or increase inflammation and they are the fastest to be burned as fuel. But really, there is "no safe fat!". ...Read more

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