Annotated Bibliography Research Question: Are low-fat/fat-free foods healthier than their full-fat counterparts? Aseem Malhotra, et al. “Observations from the Heart: Saturated Fat is not the Major Issue”, Journels.BMJ.com, October 2013; 347:f6340 [accessed 03/26/15] In this informative Medical journal entry, Dr. Malhotra Aseem (interventional cardiology specialist) attempts to dispel some of the common myths surrounding saturated fats and the role they play in heart health. He does not dispute the fact that trans-fats are still responsible for increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, citing that trans-fats are damaging to cardiovascular health (due largely to the inflammation which they cause). He points out that Saturated
[Williams 2007] It is fair to say that public health is promoted through this policy since reduction of trans fats consumption is related to decrease of incidence and severity of cardiovascular disease. [Center for Science and the Pubic Interest 2008] In addition, trans fat bans can also have an effective economic cost-saving, since billions of dollars in health care and related cost can be saved through prevention of cardiovascular
At the time the interpretation of these findings was somewhat logical, exercise at low intensities to burn fat in addition to the prospect of training for longer periods of time and increase total energy expenditure. Well that was easy, all said and done right?
Limit trans fats by avoiding foods that contain partially hydrogenated oil. - Chilled food, ready meals and take-away meals as they are high in salt and fat. - Crisps and savory snacks as these are very high in salt content and are not nutritious. They contain empty calories that could be harmful to one’s health. - Bran and high-fibre foods as they fill children up too
According to the American Heart association food in high saturated fat can boost the danger of heart disease. Finally, to prevent high blood pressure means eat less fat because its one of the main reasons that causes high blood pressure, saturated fat which is in palm oil can lead to high blood pressure also. ( Coleman,n.d.). . As reported by Gulf News (2015) 40.8% of UAE national adults have hypertension.
Trans fat is hard to digest and therefore prevent nutrients from being absorbed. Small sacrifices have to be made to gain anything after all! In order to gain access to vitamins that help you grow taller like protein, carbohydrates, amino acids and calcium, attention should be given to create a balanced diet consisting of the following food items. •
By definition, a fat is solid at the temperature of interest, whilst oil is liquid. The chemical constituents of fats and oils are triglycerides, i.e. esters of glycerol and three fatty acid molecules. Ultrasonic analysis of edible fats and oils In food chemistry and technology, the molecular structures of the
Unsaturated fats are important for your body as they provide essential fatty acids your body can’t make. You can find these healthy fats in nuts, seeds, fish, and vegetable oils (like olive, sunflower, and canola). Avoid trans fats and limit your intake of saturated fats like butter, cheese, red meat, and ice cream. The easiest way to remember is to eat fats that are liquid at room temperature and to avoid any that is solid at room temperature. 4.
a) Saturated fats b) Unsaturated fats. Animal fats are of saturated type and plant fats are of unsaturated type. Saturated fats are supposed to raise the cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is of two types, good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL). If bad cholesterol rises in the blood, it definitely causes serious health hazards.
On top of that, 75% of healthcare spendings goes to treating preventable chronic diseases, most of which are diet-related. Top nutritionists at Harvard have concluded that trans fat could be responsible for as many as 30,000 premature coronary deaths each year. These statistics shows us that eating healthy provides you with more benefits as compared to having every meal as deliciously prepared as possible. As healthy as the food may be, the method of preparation may be tweaked to make it tastier without sacrificing its healthy properties. For example, a lot of people love to put butter/margarine in their vegetables to give it a bit of extra flavor.