No fat diet?

If you have been following a long with Fats and Lipoprotein week this will wrap it up and leave you with the information you need to know and why you should eat fat, and which kinds.

Reminder (HDL good, LDL bad)

  •Eating too many foods high in saturated fat may increase blood levels of LDL and total cholesterol.

•High blood levels of LDL and total cholesterol are risk factors for heart disease.

•Eating foods high in monounsaturated fatty acids may help lower LDL cholesterol levels and decrease risk of heart disease.

•Eating polyunsaturated fats in place of saturated fats decreases LDL cholesterol levels.

•Trans fatty acids act like saturated fats and raise LDL cholesterol levels. They may also lower HDL cholesterol in the blood.

Limits on Fat

  •7-10 percent of total calories from saturated fats

•About 10-15 percent of total calories from monounsaturated fats, and

•About 10 percent from polyunsaturated fats.

•Cholesterol to 300 milligrams per day

(American Dietetic Association)

Check out this Fat Comparison Chart


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