Today we will be discussing FATS! Carolyn’s article for the week comes from The Washington Post’s Health and Science category. Oh the debate whether or not saturated fats are bad! According to the most recent information from the United Nations and the independent Cochran Collaboration, the risk of heart disease can be reduced by replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats as well as reducing the risk of “cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and strokes.”Although unsaturated fats are encouraged, the question of mono vs polyunsaturated oils may be raised. According to the article, no conclusion can really be found. There is evidence of stronger “cardio- protective effect” in polyunsaturated oils over monounsaturated oils. While we are still on the subject of Polyunsaturated FATS, you might wonder about the Omega-6 vs Omega-3 comparison. While both of these are considered “good fats,” Omega-3′s seem to be the way to go.
A few words from Carolyn, “Eating fat will not make you fat. Eating the wrong types of fat, however, will negatively affect your cholesterol and your waistline. This article helps clarify which fats are good quality fuel and which are best avoided. The key is that your portion is small!”
For the entire article visit: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/experts-disagree-on-which-fats-should-be-consumed-and-in-what-exact-proportions/2013/04/29/2d857574-97e7-11e2-814b-063623d80a60_story.html
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