saturated fat


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saturated fat

n.
Any of various fats, including most animal fats, coconut oil, and palm oil, that are solid at room temperature and whose fatty acid chains cannot incorporate additional hydrogen atoms. An excess of these fats in the diet is associated with high cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.
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sat′urated fat′



n.
any animal or vegetable fat, abundant in fatty meats, dairy products, coconut oil, and palm oil, tending to raise cholesterol levels in the blood.
[1970–75]
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saturated fat

A fat whose triglyceride molecule contains three saturated fatty acids. Most fats derived from animal sources are saturated fats. Eating foods high in saturated fats can lead to cholesterol levels in the blood that are higher than normal. Compare unsaturated fat.
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Translations

saturated fat

ngrassi mpl saturi
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However, don't think all plant-based foods are healthy - or that all meat burgers are higher in fat and saturated fat than vegan ones.
Simeon Van der Molen, of Moving Mountains, said: "The saturated fat in our burger is from natural coconut oil, which contains zero trans-fat, zero cholesterol and is rich in antioxidants unlike the saturated fat in beef burgers." Aldi said: "Nutritional info is displayed on the packaging to enable customers to make informed choices."
Saturated fats are receiving a great deal of flak for increasing the risk of heart disease by increasing the low - density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels.
The following table provides the total amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol that specific cheeses contain, according to the USDA Food Composition Database:
Research also indicates that a diet high in saturated fat raises LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels, which raises the risk for heart and artery diseases and heart attack.
One last tip: Be sure that when you reduce saturated fat in your diet, you replace it with unsaturated fats found in fish, nuts, seeds, olives, and avocados (as well as their oils), not refined carbohydrates like sugar and refined starch.
It has 31g of saturated fat, more than in three 100ml pots of Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream.
But the vegan giardiniera at Pizza Express has 11g of saturated fat and 5.5g of salt.
Sacks believes that despite the decrease in saturated fat consumption, Americans are still eating too much, which many health professionals believe is detrimental to your heart.
If you want to avoid cardiovascular disease, saturated fat isn't the problem.
There are coconut-based products that are relatively low in saturated fat. For instance, a cup of the kind of coconut milk that people commonly drink (not the canned coconut milk used for cooking), has 4-5 grams of saturated fat, well within the limits.