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Doctor insights on: Unsaturated Fat Vs Saturated Fat Which Is Better

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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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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 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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Which is better for you: monounsaturated fat or polyunsaturated fat?

Which is better for you: monounsaturated fat or polyunsaturated fat?

Monounsaturated fat: Both are thought to promote heart health by modestly increasing HDL cholesterol and helping to lower LDL cholesterol. In fact, replacing saturated fat and trans fats with foods containing mainly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats may help to protect you against heart disease. Mono comes from canola & olive oil. Poly comes from nuts, seeds, and vegetable oil. ...Read more

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Is the fat in grapes saturated or unsaturated?

Is the fat in grapes saturated or unsaturated?

Grape fats.: Here is breakdown of fat content of different types of grapes: https://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/food/grapes/fat. There tends to be combination of fat types. ...Read more

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Is saturated fat the same as hydrogenated oil?

Is saturated fat the same as hydrogenated oil?

No: Oil is hydrogenated to prolong the shelf life of food and increase profits at the expense of causing health problems in anyone who eats the food. Saturated fat occurs naturally in dairy fat, meat and certain vegetable products. A little saturated fat is actually good for you because it raises hdl, the good cholesterol . Too much is not good because it raises the bad cholesterol. ...Read 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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Why would unsaturated fat be better than saturated fat?

Why would unsaturated fat be better than saturated fat?

It's not Better: Polyunsaturated fat (pufa) and saturated fat have the same calories to make you gain weight, raise your blood pressure and blood sugar. The most recent studies show monounsaturated fats such as olive oil or canola oil are the least harmful: unlike pufa, they do not auto-oxidize or increase inflammation and they are the fastest to be burned as fuel. But really, there is "no safe fat!". ...Read more

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In general, which is worse--butter with saturated fat grams or margarine with trans fat (dieticians need not respond)?

In general, which is worse--butter with saturated fat grams or margarine with trans fat (dieticians need not respond)?

Ha: Butter better than trans fat. Moderation is the key. It is possble however, to get margarine without transfat, some are actually qute healthy! Check with your dietician. ...Read more

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If a food has more unsaturated fats than saturated and trans fats, does the unsaturated cancel out the effects of the saturated and trans?

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

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What is more healthy: unsaturated, or polyunsaturated fat?

What is more healthy: unsaturated, 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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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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Does lard contain trans fat or saturated fat?

Healthy, Not Trans: Lard, stored animal fat, no trans bonds. Ancel keys: fraudulent. The vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats, plant & animal, 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. No evidence nat. Sat. Fat unhealthy. ...Read more

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Is mono unsaturated fat healthier than polyunsaturated fats? Which one will affect our diet more? And why is that so?

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Is mono unsaturated fat healthier than polyunsaturated fats? Which one will affect our diet more? And why is that so?

Tough to say: According to recent research studies, there is no conclusive evidence that mono unsaturated fat is healthier than poly unsaturated fat. They are both healthier than saturated fat, which is found mostly in animal fat. Unsaturated fat tends to lower bad cholesterol and makes less cholesterol plaques which cause blockages in the arteries. ...Read more

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What's the difference between polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat?

Good fats: Polyunsaturated fats are longer than monounsaturated fats. Both are healthier alternatives to animal fate-saturated fats. ...Read more

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Is it trans fat or saturated fat that produces plaque and can exercise prevent this?

Is it trans fat or saturated fat that produces plaque and can exercise prevent this?

Neither is good: Trans fats seem to be worse, but both types tend to raise total and LDL cholesterol, which should increase plaque deposition and risk of cardiac events. Exercise (along with other healthy lifestyle habits) can definitely improve your cholesterol panel, prevent plaques and protect you from heart attack. ...Read more

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How are trans fat and unsaturated fat distinguished from each other?

Incomplete fat: This is theoretical mostly -- what you need to know is that animal fat is mostly saturated and complete. Vegetable fat is a good fat and mostly unsaturated. ...Read more

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What is the difference between unsaturated fats and trans fats?

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 more

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Which option is better: a "fat burner" or "fat blocker"?

Which option is better: a "fat burner" or "fat blocker"?

Neither: Not entirely sure what a fat burner or blocker is, sound likely a marketing gimmick. No simple short cuts for long term sustained weight reduction, other than limiting caloric intake, and increasing caloric burning with excersise. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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