An Eye On Fats

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
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An Eye On Fats

It is very important to see the kind and amount of fat being consumed when on a low cholesterol diet. Dietary fats are either saturated or unsaturated. PUFA and MUFA, poly unsaturated fatty acids and mono unsaturated fatty acids respectively make up the unsaturated fats component. Total fats are a sum of all the above.

One of the goals in your blood cholesterol-lowering diet is to eat less total fat, because this is an effective way to eat less saturated fat. When decreasing the amount of total fat eaten, reduction in saturated fat and calories in diet is achieved. Saturated fat raises blood cholesterol level more than anything else in diet. The best way to reduce blood cholesterol level is to reduce the amount of saturated fat eaten. Saturated fats should be substituted by unsaturated fats to remain healthy.

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papa123

I have to agree with Guest. seed oils and vegetable oils are bad for you. Eat like Lord Krishna of the Sri Bhagvatam for a few months [butter, desi ghee, kaleji, rice, vegetables, fruits, salt] and all your problems will go away. Do not touch seed oils, vegetable oils or fish oils. If you search for the harmful effects of these oils there is plenty of info on the internet.

Satyajitan

Many articles now say egg yolk is not bad for cholesterol Is it so??

true thats why its better to avoid chcolates,butter,milk products too since they contain animal fat not needed ...ripe fruits and cereals are d best...all animals products even milk is not good..or honey...

Poolee

Poppycock! Animal fats are what we have eaten over the entire evolution of the human body. We know how to process them. Some unsaturated fats have been in our diet over the millenia, bu tnot much. Vegetable oils are a new thing [proposed by "marketing" as being good for us - ie cheap to manufacture and easy to line their pockets] and our bodies haven't adapted to processing these properly, leading to stored fat and the obesity epidemic we are seeing right now...

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