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Saturated Fat And Cholesterol Are Good For You
Coconut has saturated fats that are good for you,right? Do those fats(and the good fats in butter,too)raise blood sugar levels like other sat fats?
No: the good fats are needed to make the body function well Usually unless some major health stresses these types of fat do not convert to sugars ...Read more
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
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
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
If saturated fats are a concern, why does an all plant based diet not warn about all the saturated fat in nuts and seeds?
Are low carb high fat diets bad? You can lose lots of weight, but is a long term approach not good for your health?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a diet high in saturated fat from nuts, milk, and fish raise cholesterol if I am at a healthy weight?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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