Question on fats

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  1. scottye87

    scottye87 Back after 6 years of ups and downs...

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    Hey peeps,

    You know when you read a food label, you generally have the Fats section e.g 4g, followed by 'of which saturates' e.g. 0.5g.

    What I want to know is does the 'fats' part mean healthy monounsaturated/polyunsaturated fats? And then the unhealthy saturates are marked as seperate.

    So based on the above example, the food contains 3.5g of healthy and 0.5g of unhealthy fat? [​IMG]

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  3. KD

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    Yes, the 4g would be the total, with 3.5g as mono/poly fats and .5 as the saturated fats. If you are doing a diet that believes saturated fats are unhealthy then you need to try and keep it below 10% of the total fat.

    So following the UK guidelines, it would be something like 30% calories from fat, but 20% being the mono/poly and 10% being the saturates (though some say 7% for saturates is preferable). If you were doing a diet that believes saturated fat is good for you, then you don't worry either way :D
     
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    :) Thanks for the reply KD, thought it was the case, but I thought i'd get it checked before eating.:D

    Generally my sat fats don't ever reach above the 5% a day so looks like i'm doin ok, even if I do get the craving for a pasty occasionally haha.
     
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    kenshin112 Gotta Make A Change

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    i get my fats from mixed nuts but only a handful, as finishing a pack of them could easily be 1000+ cals
    and natural peanut butter :D
     
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    Lol yeah try to keep away from nuts for that reason right there mate haha
     
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