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Doctor insights on: Where Do Saturated Fats Come From

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Are the same natural saturated fats that come when a woman breastfeed her child vs formula? What do you think?

Are the same natural saturated fats that come when a woman breastfeed her child vs formula? What do you think?

Not the same: Breastmilk is unique in that fat composition varies over the duration of the feeding as well as timing of the feeding. Infant formulas have been modified to approach breastmilk composition. Babies who are breastfed are less likely to obese as children and adults. Breastmilk is the gold standard. ...Read more

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What is saturated fat?

What is saturated fat?

Single-bond: Fats have long chains of carbon; saturated fats have all the carbons joined by single bonds. They are less likely to get rancid, and they may be less healthy for the heart. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is saturated fat bad for health ?

Can you tell me is saturated fat bad for health ?

Sat fat: Large amounts of saturated fat are probably deterimental to good health. Moderating satuirated fat intake is a good idea. ...Read more

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Where are the most common places to find saturated fats?

Animal and dairy: Saturated fats are primarily found in animal and dairy products. ...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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What is the difference between trans and saturated fats?

What is the difference between trans and saturated fats?

Synthetic vs.natural: Trans fats are terrible for health as they are hydrogenated and inflame the artery walls as well as ruining your cholesterol - stay away! saturated fats like butter, coconut oils in reasonable quantities are actually now found to be ok for health and coconut oil in particular has been found to be good for health, especially with memory issues like alzheimers.Meats are saturated, eat in moderation. ...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?

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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What's the best way to avoid saturated fat in my diet?

Dont eat animals: Most saturated fat comes in the form of animal meats and fat, the skin of the chicken and turkey is all saturated fat, as is the white ribbed part of a steak. Reducing your intake of meat and poultry, can help. ...Read more

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Are all saturated fats equal?

More or less: Bad fats= bad fats. Depends on quantity and animal sources. ...Read more

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