Fat Content Of Foods

Fat Content Of Foods

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    Highly processed foods, such as potato chips, cookies, some ice cream, fast food, and packaged and canned foods, contain large amounts of hydrogenated oils in order to extend shelf life. When oils are hydrogenated -- a process that makes the oil more solid, as is commonly done in the production of margarine -- their linoleic acid is converted into trans-fatty acids, which are harmful to the body. These foods should be eaten sparingly or eliminated entirely from your diet.
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    All oils are very closely related to fats. Although the terms fat and oil are often used interchangeably, a common distinction between the two is that oils are liquid at room temperature, while fats are solid. To picture the difference, think of olive oil and butter. While these two foods have unique textures and tastes, they actually have a similar chemical structure. As a practical matter, though, you can think of oils as a form of fat. Olive oil, canola oil and vegetable oil are often called good fats, since they don't raise cholesterol levels.
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    Ice cream is one of America's favorite desserts, and in today's freezer sections, there are many lower-fat and fat-free flavors and brands. When enjoying this summertime treat, keep in mind that in a half-cup serving:
    • Reduced-fat (2 percent) ice cream has at least 25 percent less fat than regular ice cream.
    • Low-fat (1 percent) ice cream has three grams or less of fat.
    • Light ice cream has at least 50 percent less fat.
    • Fat-free ice cream has less than one-half gram of fat per serving.
    However, if premium, "full strength" ice cream is your favorite, you can still enjoy this summer treat. Just eat a smaller portion and cut back on fat somewhere else in your daily eating plan.
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    The trick to spray butter is to go easy on the sprays. The more sprays you use, the more fat you get. The label lists the serving size as three pumps or a short period of time, say a quarter of a second. By making the serving size small enough, the fat per serving comes in at .5g or less, which rounds down to 0g on the label.

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    One of the reasons macadamia nuts have such a wonderful flavor is their high fat content (72 percent). Their protein content, however, is low (8 percent) compared to other nuts. Macadamia nuts are a good source of magnesium and potassium. They are also a good source of copper, iron, vitamin B3, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, and vitamin E. One serving (10 to 12 nuts) provides 204 calories, 21.5 g of fat, 2.2 g of protein, and 3.9 g of carbohydrate.


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    With a total fat content of 15 to 35 percent, olives are a fine candidate for oil production. Olives and their oil are excellent sources of oleic acid, an omega-9 monounsaturated fatty acid. Olives also contain mixed tocopherols, which is why they are a good source of vitamin E (1.6 mg per tablespoon). Olives and their oil also have many unique phenolic and aromatic compounds, including oleuroprein and flavonoids.

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    Carnitine is a nutrient that the body produces to get energy out of fat. Both the kidney and the liver produce this nutrient. Some people, as a result of certain medications and medical conditions, are not able to produce enough carnitine. Extra carnitine can be found in red meat and dairy products. Otherwise, you can take carnitine supplements. There are several different kinds of carnitine supplements. Acetyl-L-carnitine is used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other age-related brain concerns. This and other forms of carnitine can also treat erectile problems or fertility problems in men, as well as heart issues.

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    Mahi-mahi is a lean fish having only 1 g of fat, of which only 1/4 g is saturated. Therefore, mahi-mahi is a good fish to include in a diet that is lower in calories and fat intake. Its high DHA content and quality protein make it an excellent "brain" food.

    Mahi-mahi is an excellent source of protein, potassium, selenium, and vitamin B12. In addition, it is a very good source of niacin and phosphorous. A 31/2-oz (100 g) serving contains approximately 109 calories, 24 g of protein, 94 mg of cholesterol, and 0.9 g of fat, with 110 mg of DHA, but only negligible amounts of EPA.
     
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    Because olives are very bitter in their raw state, they are soaked in a concentrated brine solution that leaves the final olive product a very salty food. As a result, people with high blood pressure and cardiac heart failure may need to eliminate olives from their diet. Olives and olive oil are not usually allergenic foods. These are also not included on the list of 20 foods that most frequently contain pesticide residues. Olives and olive oil are also not known to contain goitrogens, oxalates, or purines.

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    There's no proof that carnitine can help with weight loss. This naturally occurring compound is often marketed as a slim-down supplement because its role in the body is to help convert fat into energy.

    Preliminary research suggests that carnitine can increase muscle mass, lower body fat and fight off fatigue, which may translate into weight loss for some people. Because carnitine can cause side effects like nausea, consult your health-care provider before taking a carnitine supplement.