saturated fats


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saturated fats

Fats containing FATTY ACIDS in which the carbon atoms are linked by single covalent bonds.

saturated fats

see FATTY ACID.
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Our analysis of the diets of large groups of individuals in two countries over time shows that the type of saturated fats we consume could affect our cardiovascular heath, explained lead investigator Ivonne Sluijs, PhD, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Fats are classified into monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol.
It's that difference which causes saturated fats to be solid at room temperature.
Recommended daily levels of saturated fats are no more than 20g for women and 30g for men.
Recommended daily levels of saturated fats - associated with heart disease and stroke risk - are no more than 20g for women and 30g for men.
Coconut oil, as the American Heart Association explains, is 82 percent saturated fat, which is about the same as butter, beef fat and palm oil.
If you want to avoid cardiovascular disease, you may think you have to cut saturated fat from your diet.
A whopping 92% of the fat in coconut oil is saturated fat, which has been linked to heart disease.
"Saturated fats are one of the components of enzymes which help with hormone regulation," she said.
OK, it's not exactly a 'health food', but dripping contains the same amount of saturated fat as butter (though it does have more calories; 889 per 100g compared with butter's 717), and because it has a richer flavour, usually less is required.
"We work incredibly closely with manufacturers, testing recipes with reduced saturated fats for taste, mouth feel and shelf life.
So while the last century of diet guidelines have focused on the correlation of saturated fat, LDL's, and Total Cholesterol with heart disease, eating a diet high in saturated fats may actually be heart protective.