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Doctor insights on: Saturated Fat And Cholesterol Are Good For You

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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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Saturated Fat (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What are the dietary guidelines for fat and saturated fat?

What are the dietary guidelines for fat and saturated fat?

See below: Dietary fat should be 20-35% of your overall calories, which should be around 1800-2000 or more, if you are very active. Saturated should be less than 10 percent of total calories. So about 700 calories total from fat, about 75 grams of fat per day, of which 20 grams may be saturated. Avoid all trans fats as possible. ...Read more

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Family history Atherosclerosis would a diet high in olive oils saturated fat meats eggs be good for HDL less Carbs and less sugar be more healthy?

Family history Atherosclerosis would a diet high in olive oils saturated fat meats eggs be good for HDL less Carbs
and less sugar be more healthy?

Leaner diet.: From a traditional point of view, we would not generally recommend such a diet for an individual potentially prone to coronary artery disease. Low fat diet is recommended, with a leaning towards pony- and mono-unsaturated fats (like fish oil). Less sugar, yes, but less carbohydrates, no - just pick the right carbohydrates - complex, with fiber. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are low in carbs and good cardio exercises for stripping fat?

Please suggest what foods are low in carbs and good cardio exercises for stripping fat?

Many!: All meats (not processed), fish, eggs, whey protein, most vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, greens, sweet potato) cheese, non-sugared greek yogurt. Avoid fruit juice like the plague-all sugar. No regular breads. No potatoes. Any cardio exercise that will get your heart rate between 70-85% of your heart rate max will do! there are many! ...Read more

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If saturated fats are a concern, why does an all plant based diet not warn about all the saturated fat in nuts and seeds?

Some do.: Some people do suggest avoiding nuts and seeds, especially if you have heart disease. Of nuts, walnuts are probably the most healthy. Chia seeds have a favorable omega 3 vs 6 profile. ...Read more

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Are low carb high fat diets bad? You can lose lots of weight, but is a long term approach not good for your health?

Are low carb high fat diets bad?  You can lose lots of weight, but is a long term approach not good for your health?

Not necessarily: This depends upon the fats eaten. Make sure they are good fats and the low CHO portion should be low in simple carbohydrates. Search simple carbohydrates and unhealthy fats, and avoid them. ...Read more

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Help please! is canola or olive oil good for you, seeing they are high in monounsaturated fats?

Olive best: Olive oil is far better than canola oil for you. Canola oil is gmo, as is corn and soy. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/cooking-oils.html. ...Read more

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I found out that trans fat and saturated fat are bad it different from saturated fat, what do you recommend?

Trans are worse.: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read more

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What are reliable, doctor-recommended high fat burning foods with the good fats?

What are reliable, doctor-recommended high fat burning foods with the good fats?

Eat less/exercise mo: There is no magical fat burning food available. You simply have to eat less and cut down of high caloric foods. In this regard, avoid animal fats(including dairy products), sugars and fried foods. Consume plan based foods, including cereals, grains, salads, vegetables and fruits along with smaller portion of starches/carbohydrates.. ...Read more

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If saturated and trans fats do not add up to total fats, what are the remaining fats?

If saturated and trans fats do not add up to total fats, what are the remaining fats?

Unsaturated fats: The remaining fats are unsaturated fats. Trans fats are very toxic and should be avoided as much as possible. Most saturated fats are unhealthy, though smaller saturated fats like lauric acid in coconut oil are not unhealthy. Other fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are relatively healthy but can become less healthy when heated. ...Read more

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What percentage of proteins, fats and carbohydrates should be for good feeling and weight loss?

What percentage of proteins, fats and carbohydrates should be for good feeling and weight loss?

Any healthy: well-balanced diet is acceptable, but the most important thing is to reduce caloric intake and exercise more to burn off more calories. It's 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. ...Read more

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Would a diet high in saturated fat from nuts, milk, and fish raise cholesterol if I am at a healthy weight?

Would a diet high in saturated fat from nuts, milk, and fish raise cholesterol if I am at a healthy weight?

Cholesterol: Regardless of what the media seem to portray and how foods are marketed cholesterol is about your genetics by significant amounts than your diet. I cannot imagine a healthy young male at age 17 having any effect on their cholesterol from this normal diet. ...Read more

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Is a saturated fat and cholesterol rich diet with veggies limited fruit and little to no grains healthy? If NOT I feel the best on this lifestyle why?

Is a saturated fat and cholesterol rich diet with veggies limited fruit and little to no grains healthy? If NOT I feel the best on this lifestyle why?

See below: Because you feel good on the diet does not mean it is good for you. People feel good on cocaine also! Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more

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Are carbs in crackers good carbs or bad carbs and are they good to gain weight?

Are carbs in crackers  good carbs or bad carbs  and are they good to gain weight?

Calorie dense foods: The addition of calorie dense foods such as nuts, whole grain pastas, raisins, whole milk, pure fruit juices, butter, avocado, and complex carbohydrates is a healthy way to add more calories to your diet. Avoid sugary foods, sodas, and chips. Although they are indeed high calorie, they do not provide appropriate nutrition and are difficult for your body to process. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are good tips on eating to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides?

What are good tips on eating to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides?

Low fats and carbs: You should take a plant based diet, low in saturated fats and carbohydrates. Exercise at least 30 minutes each day with increasing vigor. It would be prudent to consult your doctor to see if medication may be needed. ...Read more

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Why would you primarily limit your carb and fat intake as treatment for hypertriglyceridemia?

A big part: Well serenity8 you got it from eating such things in the first place. You begin by doing so and the cure is avoidance. ...Read more

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What are good foods for managaing sgpt and cholesterol?

What are good foods for managaing sgpt and cholesterol?

Low carb diet: SGPT is a liver r enzyme. To understand more about elevated cholesterol and abnormal liver enzymes, read these short articles: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/12/02/eat-fat-to-stay-healthy/ https://kaushikmd.com/2016/12/02/fatty-liver-on-a-rise-with-diabetes-and-obesity-epidemics/ ...Read more

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List of foods that are good carbs and bad carbs for a diabetic?

List of foods that are good carbs and bad carbs for a diabetic?

Too long to: List here. Check w/diabetes.Org for more information. A good registered dietitian can also help provide information. ...Read more

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What fats are good and which are bad for you?

What fats are good and which are bad for you?

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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