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The Chemistry Of Unsaturated And Saturated Fats
If a food has more unsaturated fats than saturated and trans fats, does the unsaturated cancel out the effects of the saturated and trans?
NO!!!: First of all, there is good reason to question whether saturated fats are actually unhealthy- see http://www.Bmj.Com/content/347/bmj.F6340 however, trans fats are among the most toxic foods one can eat and a major cause of heart disease- see http://bit.Ly/1era8lt ; http://bit.Ly/13o0nkq no amount of healthy fats can "cancel out" the incredible toxicity caused by trans fats. ...Read more
What is the basis of our increased concern about saturated fats, cholesterol and trans-fatty acids?
Heart disease: Increasing intake of saturated fats/trans fats typically drives up the cholesterol and in particular the bad cholesterol (ldl/triglyceride) components. Elevated levels of these are associated with increased cardiovascular risk. The high caloric load typical for fatty foods also adversely affects cardiac health. ...Read more
Does the high heat temperatures in the canning process of sardines and herring convert the healthy fats into trans fats?
Not likely: The foods with large amount of trans fats are the baked and fried foods that are subjected to much higher temperatures. ...Read more
Phase: Hi. Saturation of unsaturated fats causes a phase transition from liquid at room temperature to solid at room temperature. ...Read more
Various plant based: Not healthy, despite marketing, high in omega 6 ; 9, not 3 fatty acids. Study videos: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, how the government makes you fat, stossel debunking food myths, science for smart people, fatchance.Html. Dietdoctor.Com/about ; many other references. Cholesterol is made by every one of our cells; wrong issue! correct issue lipoproteins. Hflc, not lchf, foods improve ldl. ...Read more
What is the basis of our current concern about saturated fats, cholesterol, and trans-fatty acids?
Sat fat: Those lipids are associated with atherosclerotic disease. ...Read more
Fats: Great wikipedia question. They even show you molecular structures. ...Read more
What are the benefits that unsaturated fats and proteins provide when included in a balanced diet?
Vascular health: Both components, if abundant in the diet, will increase the levels of LDL cholesterol and possibly the risk of atherosclerosis, but put in in context. Especially in the past decade, major scientific papers have re-examined the question and found little impact, and even asked whether the worries are justified. I'd suggest you eat sensibly and stay physically fit, and not criticize food choices. ...Read more
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Unhealthy Fats: Unsaturated fats are in salmon, trout herring, avocados, olives, walnuts and olive oil. They help improve blood Cholesterol. Trans fats raise bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and lower good (HDL) Cholesterol levels causing increased risk of heart disease. They are in doughnuts, cookies, crackers, muffins, pies, cakes, fried fast food, Avoid Trans fats See Physician for Healthy Diet for your Heart! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Omega 3 Fat: The problem in industrialized nations is too much omega 6 fat, from soy, corn, cottonseed and safflower oils. These fats oxidize themselves through the same process that makes oil-based paint dry--and increases the need for anti-oxidants. Deep sea oily fish is the best source of omega 3 fat, but canola oil also supplies some. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poly vs monsaturated: Chemically speaking, polyunsaturated fats are fats that have more than one double-bonded (unsaturated) carbon in the molecule whereas monosaturated fats have one double-bounded (unsaturated ) carbon per molecule. ...Read more
Carbon Bonds: Saturated means all single c-c bonds. Trans & cis refer to the orientation of the c-c bond after a c=c double bond converted to single. See google images. If double bonds (unsaturated) are converted to single by industrial hydrogenation lacking control: ½ cis, ½ trans; all living cells do cis-. There is no evidence saturated fats of natural origin are unhealthy. Ancel keys a fraud, peter attia not. ...Read more
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