What You Need to Know About Fats

August 15, 2014 at 5:26 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Some great tips on What You Need to Know About Fats, from the Diabetic Living On Line website.

 

 

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What You Need to Know About Fats
In the past, eating low-fat seemed the way to go. Now experts say it’s fine to eat a bit more fat, but be sure to eat more good fats and less bad fats. We explain which fats fall into each category and why.

 
The Skinny on Fats
After some years of recommending that you rein in your fat-gram count to no more than about 30 percent of your calories, the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, along with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Institute of Medicine, recommend you get 20–35 percent of your total daily calories from fat. If you were to eat about 1,500 calories a day, that would equate to 33–58 grams of total fats per day. Each serving of fat or oil, such as a teaspoon of butter, mayonnaise, or salad dressing, is roughly 5 grams of fat. Keep in mind that some of the fat you eat comes from what you put in and on foods, while other fat comes from what’s already in foods, such as meats, cheeses, and dairy foods…….

 
GOOD FATS: Monounsaturated Fat – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil is one of the richest sources of monounsaturated fat, which has long been known to help improve cholesterol levels and prevent cardiovascular disease. But that’s not all. Olive oil is also rich in antioxidants and other phytonutrients that may help fight inflammation, high blood pressure, and cancer……

 
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http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/what-you-need-to-know-about-fats?sssdmh=dm17.752263&esrc=nwdlo080514

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