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Doctor insights on: Tans Fat Vs Saturated Fats Health Issues

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Are there benefits from monounsaturated fat? I'm eating macadamia nuts, and it has 20g mono & 3.5g saturated fat (24g total fat) per serving.

Are there benefits from monounsaturated fat? I'm eating macadamia nuts, and it has 20g mono & 3.5g saturated fat (24g total fat) per serving.

Good fat...: Yes...It is a better type of fat...We need fat in our diet, but unfortunately much of what we get is saturated fat--meaning from animal products. Often from nuts/plants, we get monosurated fat, a good thing. This fat is not as dangerous--not causing much damage to your blood vessels etc...So, monosaturated fat is a better fat to get. Good luck..Stay healthy. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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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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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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Are monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats good for everybody?

Are monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats good for everybody?

Yes: Both these types of fat have been shown to reduce bad LDL cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol. Like any fat, they contain calories, so any extra fat should replace existing calories from saturated fat or carbohydrates. ...Read more

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What is the good fat trans fat polyunsaturated are saturated fat thanks?

What is the good fat trans fat  polyunsaturated are saturated fat  thanks?

Sat. & some UnSat.: 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 more

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Is butter better than butter substitutes like canola spread in terms of good fats vs bad fats?

Depends: Butter is high in pcbs. If you use butter, choose organic or pasture butter which hopefully is cleaner. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/cooking-oils.html. ...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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Love to eat 2 serving ( 60 gram = 5 g Sat Fat) of dry roasted unsalted Peanuts each day . Any health concerns.? Will that raise my LDL cholesterol ?

Love to eat 2 serving ( 60 gram = 5 g Sat Fat) of dry roasted unsalted Peanuts each day . Any health concerns.? Will that raise my LDL cholesterol ?

Balance is key: While peanuts will not raise LDL cholesterol, they are high in omega 6 fatty acids which can increase inflammation. A driver a cardiovascular disease. Better to consume a variety of nuts & seeds (peanuts included) to ensure adequate amounts of omega 3 fatty acids in your diet which are anti-inflammatory: flax seeds, chia seeds, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds etc. 1 handful daily. ...Read more

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Is extra virgin olive oil healthy when used in place of other sources of fat? Does monousaturated fat in olive oil raise hdl?

Good choice: Because of its fat profile (saturated and trans versus monounsaturated and polyunsaturated), olive oil is considered a better oil with which to cook. ...Read more

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Walnut, Pecan, Almond, Pistachio, & Cashew all have great health benefits, but they have Sat fat also.Would eating serving of each daily raises LDL?

Walnut, Pecan, Almond, Pistachio, & Cashew all have great health benefits, but they have Sat fat also.Would eating serving of each daily raises  LDL?

Eat what you like: Truth be told, I would direct you away from the "superfood" websites, where most of the stuff is simply made up, and to where you have already directed yourself-- to serious physical fitness. No food choice will help you nearly so much. ...Read more

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I daily eat 5 -7 table spoons of extra version olive oil mostly sprinkling on food, salad. Any health benefits, or concerns from the saturated fat.

I daily eat 5 -7 table spoons of extra version olive oil mostly sprinkling on food, salad. Any health  benefits,  or concerns from the saturated fat.

Only calories!: There is little saturated fat in olive oil, which primarily is monosaturated fat, the fat with health benefits, and which also moderates your cholesterol and increases hdl. The only downside is the extra calories. If you are on a low carbohydrate lifestyle, it wouldn't matter. But on a conventional diet it would. It is a good idea to replace saturated fat with monsaturated fat when you can! ...Read more

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Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?

Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?

Sounds good: So good, in fact, that if this is what you want to drink, drink it and don't even worry whether this is our idea of a perfect ideal beverage choice. If you are healthy, just staying physically fit is much more important than obsessing over food choices. I would bet you know this already. Enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more

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I've started a plant based low fat diet, but it prohibits all fats, even natural fats. Are fats needed? Is a lack of fats bad for my health?

I've started a plant based low fat diet, but it prohibits all fats, even natural fats. Are fats needed? Is a lack of fats bad for my health?

Fats are essential: Good fats are critical for health. Your brain operates on fat, not glucose like the rest of the body. Naturally occurring vegetarian fats such as nuts, avocados, seeds, olive oil are great and if only eating a vegetarian diet, you will need more. Plant based diets are great if done well which means eating real vegetables, some fruit, lots of nuts and seeds, and minimizing the carbs to 3/day ...Read more