unsaturated fat

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unsaturated fat:

see saturated fatsaturated fat,
any solid fat that is an ester of glycerol and a saturated fatty acid. The molecules of a saturated fat have only single bonds between carbon atoms; if double bonds are present in the fatty acid portion of the molecule, the fat is said to be unsaturated.
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As a caution, we should cut down on foods and drinks which are high in saturated fats and trans fats and replace these with foods that contain unsaturated fats.
Another guide is that most sat fats are the animal variety and most unsaturated fats are vegetable ones.
Do note that the majority of their fat intake, however, was unsaturated fat.
Ideally we should try to use unsaturated fats to cook foods instead of saturated fats.
This confuses people - I hope people don't start thinking that transfats are unsaturated fats.
Nor did it find less disease in those eating higher amounts of unsaturated fat, including monounsaturated fat like olive oil or polyunsaturated fat like corn oil.
Unsaturated fats can be harmful, while saturated fats can actually be protective.
To keep fatigue at bay, Harvard Medical School scientists suggest you eat whole grains and healthy unsaturated fats (such as Brazil nuts, walnuts, olive oil, avocados) to boost reserves so you can draw on them throughout the day.
What to do: If your triglycerides are over 100 mg/dL, lose excess weight, cut back on sugars, and replace saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fats.
Nazir researched the possibilities for raising the percentage of unsaturated fats in milk.
They also show people how to cut down on fats and choose healthier unsaturated fats to cook with.
Polyunsaturated and/or unsaturated fats are beneficial to athletes.