unsaturated fat


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unsaturated fat

n.
Any of various fats derived from plant and some animal sources, especially fish, that are liquid at room temperature. Increasing dietary intake of unsaturated fats while reducing intake of saturated fats can reduce LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream.

unsaturated fat

A fat with a triglyceride molecule containing at least one unsaturated fatty acid. Fats derived from plants are often unsaturated fats. Eating foods high in unsaturated fats can reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood. Compare saturated fat.
Translations
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Each of the three diets followed the DASH pattern while focusing on one main macronutrient: carbohydrates, proteins, or unsaturated fats. In the carbohydrates rich diet, around 58% of kilocalories came from carbs; the protein-rich diet replaced 10% of kilocalories from carbs with protein; and the unsaturated fat diet replaced 10% of kilocalories from carbs with unsaturated fats, for example, from avocados, nuts, and fish.
The participants - all of whom had elevated blood pressure, but were not yet taking medications to control hypertension or cholesterol - were fed each of three diets - emphasising carbohydrates, protein, or unsaturated fat - for six weeks with feeding periods separated by a washout period.
When you trade foods high in saturated fat for foods that are rich in unsaturated fat, you are helping to protect yourself from many chronic diseases.
But one piece of information that is getting through is to eat less saturated fat and more unsaturated fat -- a better replacement strategy than eating "low-fat" packaged foods that are actually very high in refined carbohydrates, such as sugar.
Skin-on chicken contains Oleic acid which can control 'bad' cholesterol and is also healthy as it is an unsaturated fat which raises 'good' cholesterol.
And eating too much saturated fat or sugar may create more liver fat than eating too much unsaturated fat.
Eating more unsaturated fat and less trans fats has big health benefits.
Do note that the majority of their fat intake, however, was unsaturated fat.
Nor did it find less disease in those eating higher amounts of unsaturated fat, including monounsaturated fat like olive oil or polyunsaturated fat like corn oil.
It's the balance of saturated to unsaturated fat in various foods that differs.
Accordingly, olive oil, a major component of olives, contains only 13 per cent saturated fat and more than 79 per cent unsaturated fat while butter is composed of 62 per cent saturated fat and 33 per cent unsaturated fat.
Replacing saturated fat - found in butter, cream and processed meat - with unsaturated fat is a good first step.