Heart healthy unsaturated fats

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Avatar f tn The fat in nuts is mostly unsaturated (not icky trans or saturated fats). Unsaturated fat helps lower bad cholesterol, raise good cholesterol, and reduce the risk of heart disease. That IS good! *Worried adding nuts to your diet will add inches to your waistline? Not necessarily. Many studies reported no problems with weight gain when nuts were incorporated into subjects' diets.
Avatar n tn They contain heart-healthy unsaturated fats and are high in calories. Unsaturated fats provide the best way to consume more calories. While carbohydrates and proteins contain only 4 calories per gram, fats contain 9 calories per gram. Nuts, seeds and seafood are other good sources of unsaturated fats. Eat pasta, bread and other baked goods made from whole grains. These contain a lot of calories and dietary fiber and nutrients.
649848 tn?1534633700 Swapping just 5 percent of the calories from saturated fat found in dairy, lard or red meat to an equivalent amount of food rich in polyunsaturated fats such as soybean oil, sunflower oil, walnuts or fish lowers the risk of heart disease by 25 percent, Frank Hu and colleagues found.
1291107 tn?1272202031 this causes cholesterol that sticks in your arteries and when it thickens the blood cant get through therefore it thickens and clots forming a blockage, then a heart attack or stroke it if breaks off and travels in bloodstream, omega 3 is very healthy this is found in mackeral this is great for the heart
Avatar m tn pour them liberally over salads and other cold dishes. They contain heart-healthy unsaturated fats and are high in calories. Unsaturated fats provide the best way to consume more calories. While carbohydrates and proteins contain only 4 calories per gram, fats contain 9 calories per gram. Nuts, seeds and seafood are other good sources of unsaturated fats. Eat pasta, bread and other baked goods made from whole grains. These contain a lot of calories and dietary fiber and nutrients.
Avatar m tn Our bodies need a certain amount of carbohydrates, protein, and fat (mono or poly unsaturated fats) to stay healthy. Hoped that answered your question.
515251 tn?1254443201 1. Avocado 2. Nuts and seeds 3. Cold-water fish 4. Organic eggs 5. Organic chicken 6. Grass-fed beef 7. Virgin Coconut Oil 8. Red Palm Oil 9. Cold Pressed Olive Oil Keep sugar intake to no more than 40 grams per day and choose healthy fats over unhealthy fats to help Achieve a Healthy Weight. The more foods you eat that have large amounts of added sugars, the more difficult it is to eat enough nutrients without gaining weight. "Diets" don't work!
Avatar f tn Fish and seafood contain a small amount of cholesterol, but are also rich in healthy, unsaturated fat and low in saturated fat, the type of fat that tends to raise blood cholesterol..
Avatar m tn But most trans fats are made during food processing through partial hydrogenation of unsaturated fats. This creates fats that are easier to cook with and less likely to spoil than are naturally occurring oils. Research studies show that synthetic trans fat can increase unhealthy LDL cholesterol and lower healthy high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. This can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Avatar n tn Oils are unsaturated fats and the fats you should be reducing are saturated, and of course, avoiding trans fats at all costs. It is also worth considering that we all absorb fats at different rates and only around 15-20% of fats we eat ends up in our blood, the rest is recycled or made by the Liver. I had very high cholesterol, due to familial hypercholesterolemia, and living on just salad for weeks did nothing for the levels.
Avatar f tn I would like to point out that fat is a necessary diet component. You need some fat every day to be healthy. Polyunsaturated fats can even lower your bad cholesterol! The main thing with fat is to eat unsaturated fats, like avocado, nuts, and olive oil. If you Google search "my plate cdc.gov" you will find lots of information about healthy eating. This page also talks about healthy vs. unhealthy fats. http://cholesterol.about.com/od/cholesterolnutrition101/f/highunsatfoods.
Avatar n tn Hi believe2020. Saturated fat, is not a concern anymore as any association with cholesterol, heart disease, stroke and weight gain, has never been established, other than in older, poorly designed and false studies!
Avatar m tn If it has been three years since your last ultrasound, you may also benefit from another abdominal scan to monitor any changes in your liver as well as to rule out any gall bladder issues that could also affect the liver enzyme levels. A healthy balanced diet- rich in fruits and vegetables, high in unsaturated fats (those found in fish, olive oil and nuts); regular exercise, maintain a healthy weight or BMI, and avoiding stress on your liver ( alcohol) may help.
Avatar n tn s commonly known as taking a known claim in science and using it to their advantage. We know unsaturated fats are better for you than saturated, so margarine is better for you than butter. They use this to their advantage and claim it helps with heart disease, but they don't tell you they are making the assumption you are eating lots of butter usually.
Avatar f tn Make sure you eat sufficient protein also 12-20% of your daily intake. With cooking be sure to eat Unsaturated fats which include Olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, safflower, soybean, sunflower, corn oil, or flaxseed oil. When using a butter spread avoid butter and all other hydrogenated/Saturated fats. The saturated fats consume more fats and increase our cholesterol. A good guide to help you get back on track is www.sparkpeople.
Avatar f tn Is it ok to eat lots of healthy fats such as nuts, olives, avacodoes, low fat deary??? Will it hurt my weight loss???
Avatar f tn It is good you are eating fruit and dinner meals. The slower you lose weight, the less likely you will gain it back. Try a Heart Healthy diet to lose weight which is a moderate fat diet and a moderate fat diet means = using polyunsaturated (omega 3, corn oil, nuts, etc) fats and monounsaturated (olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, etc) fats, no saturated fats (high fat snack foods, butter, fat spreads) and no trans fats.
907968 tn?1292622204 The only other possibility is Oat meal and Fiber one cereal, both are packed with fiber and unsaturated fats. I also have a healthy helping of lettuce salad once or twice a day. No other pills or healthy foods.
Avatar n tn To help you decide what nuts to give to your mother, look at the amounts of unsaturated fats. High amounts of unsaturated fats and lower amounts of saturated fats is ideal. Walnuts, pistachios, pecans, and hazelnuts seem to have the highest amounts of unsaturated fats and lowest amounts of saturated fats. Unfortunately, I do not know of any specialist or medical center that guarantees cure for the condition that has afflicted your mother.