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Primary sources of saturated fat in american diet

Unsaturated fats, which are liquid at room temperature, are considered beneficial fats because they can improve blood cholesterol levels, ease inflammation, stabilize heart rhythms, and play a number of other beneficial roles. Unsaturated fats are predominantly found in foods from plants, such as vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds. The American Heart Association suggests that percent… Read More »

Saturated fats keto diet

For decades, consuming saturated fat has been considered an unhealthy practice that can lead to heart disease. This is based mostly on the observation in experimental trials that replacing saturated fat with unsaturated fat lowers low-density lipoprotein LDL cholesterol, and that LDL cholesterol itself is linked to heart disease. Factors that need to be considered… Read More »

Diet high saturated fat

Why are trans fats bad for you, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats good for you, and saturated fats somewhere in-between? For years, fat was a four-letter word. We were urged to banish it from our diets whenever possible. We switched to low-fat foods. But the shift didn’t make us healthier, probably because we cut back on… Read More »