What are considered healthy fats and what are the health benefits?

What are considered healthy fats and what are the health benefits? Healthy fats are unsaturated and come from vegetable sources (olive, peanut, Canola i.e. rapeseed, sunflower, safflower, soybean, corn), tree nuts, seeds, and avocados. Except for coconut oil, palm oil and macademia nuts are not as they are saturated fats. What that means is the...

How do you determine the saturated fat in broiling as opposed to other methods of cooking?

Because of high cholesterol and high triglycerides, I am trying to stick to a diet that is low in saturated fat. The other night I cooked 1/2 chicken breast. The nutrition book that I have shows that breast to have 250 calories and 3.86 grams of saturated fat. Unfortunately, the book does not tell...

My husband had a heart attack on Monday and angioplasty surgery Tuesday morning.

My husband just had a heart attack on Monday and had angioplasty surgery Tuesday morning. I brought him home and cannot find an appropriate diet for him based on the information on his discharge papers. It says no iceberg lettuce and no broccoli and just about everything I thought that you could eat isn't right....

What are the benefits of a healthy diet in prevention of heart disease?

I am 14 years old and for my high school physical education class, I am researching for a 15-minute presentation on health. My topic is the benefits of a healthy diet. I was wondering if you could briefly name some of the benefits. Of particular interest was the prevention of heart disease. I once...

Are eggs really bad for you because they’re high in cholesterol?

Are eggs really bad for you because they're high in cholesterol? I wanted to try that egg diet but was afraid of how many eggs it tells you to eat. Eggs are not bad for you, but egg yolks are high in cholesterol. The latest nutritional analysis by the USDA shows that a large egg...

My husband is on blood thinners after angioplasty surgery. Is there a difference in Romaine lettuce and iceberg lettuce?

Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. In the discharge papers I had to look for the info that I found. Also I saw what they sent him on his hospital tray for meals. All the other information I got, I searched the Internet. It was so difficult due to the fact...

Which margarine is lowest in cholesterol?

Which margarine is lowest in cholesterol? My father died of a heart attack and my family has a lot of heart problems. I'm only 36 years old and I really like butter. Is it that important I use margarine because I don't use much butter at all on my food. Since I cannot recommend specific...

I have heard about how dangerous trans fat is, but with no explanation of what it is.

I have been hearing a lot about how dangerous trans fat is, but with no explanation of what it is. Is it the same as hydrogenated fat? Polyunsaturated oils that are hydrogenated can contain some trans fat, but it depends on the hydrogenation process that was used. Trans fat results when healthy polyunsaturated oil (soybean)...

I have cut down on as much fat as I can. What can I do to get my cholesterol down?

My question was over 1 1/2 years ago my doctor put me on medication because of my high cholesterol. It was 347. The doctor put me on Mevacor. It brought my cholesterol down to 189 along with going on a low-fat diet. Then the doctor changed my pills to Lescol and each time he...

How much cholesterol is okay to consume on a daily basis?

I just did the Healthy Body Calculator and I had just one question. It stated that I should have as low as possible cholesterol intake daily, but the problem is I have a cholesterol count of 237 (175 of which is the bad cholesterol). Given that, how much cholesterol is okay to consume on...

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