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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Saturated Fat (Overview)

Saturated fat is a kind of fat found in certain foods. Eating high amounts of saturated fats over time may make a person more prone to developing heart disease and plaques in the blood stream.


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What is saturated fat?

What is saturated fat?

Single-bond: Fats have long chains of carbon; saturated fats have all the carbons joined by single bonds. They are less likely to get rancid, and they may be less healthy for the heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
52 doctors shared insights

Saturated Fat (Overview)

Saturated fat is a kind of fat found in certain foods. Eating high amounts of saturated fats over time may make a person more prone to developing heart disease and plaques in the blood stream.


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Gaining Muscle (Tip)

Gaining Muscle

Muscles burn more calories than fat to "maintain.". ...See more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Don't eat skin on poultry
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Can you tell me is saturated fat bad for health ?

Sat fat: Large amounts of saturated fat are probably deterimental to good health. Moderating satuirated fat intake is a good idea. ...Read more

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Gaining Muscle (Tip)

Gaining Muscle

May have a six-pack under that belly fat. Cardio workout, avoid trans ; eat food that increase hdls. ...See more

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What is the ideal unsaturated to saturated fat ratio?

10% saturated: If 30% of your diet is fat. No more than 10% of the fat should come from saturated fats. The other 20% should be from mono and polyunsaturated fats, like olive oil and canola oil respectively. ...Read more

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What's the best way to avoid saturated fat in my diet?

What's the best way to avoid saturated fat in my diet?

Dont eat animals: Most saturated fat comes in the form of animal meats and fat, the skin of the chicken and turkey is all saturated fat, as is the white ribbed part of a steak. Reducing your intake of meat and poultry, can help. ...Read more

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Gaining Muscle (Tip)

Gaining Muscle

Losing fat while keeping the muscle you have means you are leaner and stronger for your body weight! ...See more