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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hydrogenation adds hydrogen ions to vegetable oil that is unsaturated & makes it more saturated.
This is done to lengthen its 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
Not really: BUT if you have a specific question — feel free to ask it. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you cook fish in rapseed oil and you overcook it by three minutes does this mean the oil turns into hydrogenated fats?
Cook: No, I do not think that three minutes over cooking would cause this ...Read more
Does eating burnt food increase your risk of cancer? Does overcooking food with oil in turn into hydrogenated fat?
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:
Sorry I cannot answer your other question. ...Read more
Are the hydrogenated oils in lotions, deodorant, and cosmetics similar to the trans fat oil in food?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer