saturated fat

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saturated fat,

any solid fat that is an esterester,
any one of a group of organic compounds with general formula RCO2R′ (where R and R′ are alkyl groups or aryl groups) that are formed by the reaction between an alcohol and an acid.
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 of glycerolglycerol,
or 1,2,3-propanetriol
, CH2OHCHOHCH2OH, colorless, odorless, sweet-tasting, syrupy liquid. Glycerol is a trihydric alcohol. It melts at 17.
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 and a saturated fatty acidfatty acid,
any of the organic carboxylic acids present in fats and oils as esters of glycerol. Molecular weights of fatty acids vary over a wide range. The carbon skeleton of any fatty acid is unbranched. Some fatty acids are saturated, i.e.
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. 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. Unsaturated fats generally have lower melting points than saturated fats and are often liquids (oils) at room temperature. Unsaturated fats can be converted to saturated fats by a process called hydrogenation; since this usually raises the melting point of the fat and makes it a solid, the process is also called hardening. A correlation has been found between the consumption of solid fats in food and cholesterol levels in blood. Cholesterol forms arterial plaques that may lead to blockage of the arteries, i.e., atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines in the United States call for reduced intake of saturated fat. See fats and oilsfats and oils,
group of organic substances that form an important part of the diet and also are useful in many industries. The fats are usually solid, the oils generally liquid at ordinary room temperatures.
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The best advice for health is to limit foods with the highest percentage of total saturated fat.
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FOODS RICH IN UNSATURATED FATS Keeping saturated fat intake below 20g (women) and 30g (men) is vital for cholesterol lowering.
However, recent studies indicate that saturated fat might not be the villain it's been made out to be.
If you want to avoid cardiovascular disease, saturated fat isn't the problem.
Product Saturated Fat Coconut oil, 1 Tbsp 11 grams Commercial canned 42 grams coconut milk, 1 cup Commercial canned 16 grams coconut milk, light, 1 cup Refrigerated or 4-5 grams aseptic package coconut milk, 1 cup Coconut yogurt, 4 oz 1.
Cooking with coconut oil occasionally is unlikely to cause any harm, especially if you limit your saturated fat intake from other food sources.
She added that breast milk contains large amounts of saturated fat and is essential for the cell growth and nourishment of babies.
The researchers found that total saturated fat in the blood did not increase--and went down in most people--despite being increased in the diet when carbs were reduced.
SATURATED fat can boost liver health, encouraging liver cells to dump their fat cells, which helps it function more effectively.
Manufacturers and retailers responsible for producing half of the UK's food have committed to the pledge to date and, as a result, it is anticipated that saturated fat equivalent to more than one and a half Olympic sized swimming pools will be removed from the nation's diet during 2014.
The new findings are part of a growing body of research that has challenged the accepted wisdom that saturated fat is inherently bad for you and continues the debate about what foods are best to eat.