Polyunsaturated Fat

New Research: Saturated Fats CAN Be Part of Heart-Healthy Diet

…found no association between dietary intake of saturated fats and cardiovascular risk. Is There a Downside to Saturated Fats? Yes. While saturated fats can be part of a heart-healthy diet, you need to be careful because many sources of saturated fat contain insecticides and pesticides. So, it’s important…

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5 Foods to Eat (or Avoid) for Healthy Aging

…other organs. 2. Avoid Trans Fats Like the Plague: Trans fats are essentially a man-made fat that’s created by adding hydrogen to polyunsaturated oils (such as vegetable oil). Food manufacturers use these fats to prolong the shelf life of packaged foods. Trans fats increase free radical activity…

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Heart-Healthy Diets: 6 Surprising Foods to Avoid

…the natural sweetener Stevia. 5. Margarine: Margarine is generally made by hydrogenating liquid polyunsaturated oil, to create a spread that’s similar to butter. Hydrogenation creates toxic trans fats which induce free-radical stress increase harmful Lp(a) cholesterol. My advice: for heart-healthy…

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Budget Tips for Healthy Living

…from trans-fats (fried foods and processed food with hydrogenated oil) and polyunsaturated oils (vegetable oils, with the exception of coconut and olive oil). These are no-no’s. They inflame your body, including your blood and arteries. Stop eating at fast food restaurants or buying high-fat snacks! Healthy…

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Omega-3 Fish Oil Benefits and Aging

…Dangers of Safflower Oil There’s also another problem with that mouse study, safflower oil can harm your health. Safflower oil contains polyunsaturated fats which are highly oxidizable, and become pro-oxidants in your body causing free radical damage. But I want to note something here—the miniscule…

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