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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They were told to eat mostly protein and fat, and to choose foods with primarily unsaturated fats like fish, olive oil and nuts.
For decades, health officials have urged the public to avoid saturated fat as much as possible, saying it should be replaced with the unsaturated fats in foods like nuts, fish, seeds and vegetable oils.
Still, the majority of people believe that saturated fats should be limited and unsaturated fats increased.
Different dietaries consisted unsaturated fat acid 5% or fish oil (O), unsaturated fat acid plus antioxidants containing 100 units of vitamin E plus 50 mg/kg Zn (A) and saturated fat acid 5% or fat (A).
That leaves 500 calories, or 55 grams, to be consumed as unsaturated fat at the 2,000 calorie-per-day level.
org, "saturated fat should not exceed 15 grams per day; unsaturated fat (oils) should be kept to 20-50 grams per day; no red meat is allowed for the first year; after the first year, 3 oz.
Those who were significantly overweight consumed low amounts of unsaturated fat - the type found in fish, olive oil and vegetables.
Those who were significantly overweight consumed low amounts of unsaturated fat, the type found in fish, olive oil and vegetables.
Canola oil is now eligible to bear a qualified health claim on its ability to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) due to its unsaturated fat content, the U.
Replacing 5% of saturated fat consumption with unsaturated fat reduces the risk of coronary disease by a whopping 42%, and replacing only 2% of calorie intake with unsaturated, unhydrogenated fats results in an estimated risk reduction of 53%.
Traditional Mediterranean menus are rich in fruits and vegetables, fish, and unsaturated fat.