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Question on fats

scottye87

Back after 6 years of ups and downs...
#1
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?


Thanks
 
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KD

Gone fishing
#2
So based on the above example, the food contains 3.5g of healthy and 0.5g of unhealthy fat?


Thanks
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
 

scottye87

Back after 6 years of ups and downs...
#3
:) 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.
 

kenshin112

Gotta Make A Change
#4
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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scottye87

Back after 6 years of ups and downs...
#5
Lol yeah try to keep away from nuts for that reason right there mate haha
 


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