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Doctor insights on: Recommended Daily Intake Saturated Monounsaturated Polyunsaturated Fat

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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

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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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 begin is 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ingestion (Definition)

Is the consumption of ...Read more