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Saturated Fat Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Saturated Fat.

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The Truth about Coconut Oil

Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil.  Health claims about the oil's ability to hel...  Read more

10 Worst Foods of the Year

  Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year. Here there are in his words (in no particul...  Read more

Translating Those Trans Fats

What do bread, crackers, cereal, macaroni & cheese, frozen pizza, donuts, and cookies have in common? Besides being at the top of the list of many people’s favorite foods, they are all possible sources of trans fats. Trans fats are oils tha...  Read more

Fats That Fight Cholesterol

If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you...  Read more

From Wallet to Waistline

Americans who take advantage of larger sizes for just a few pennies more when eating out may be getting more calories than they bargain for, according to a new report by a coalition of health organizations. The report found that the food industry'...  Read more

How many carbs/fat/protein do you consume a day?
Updated 7/25/2015 8:45:28 PM

How many carbs/fat/protein do you consume a day?...  Read more

I can't get over how much fat I still have on my b
Updated 7/25/2015 2:07:33 PM

I can't get over how much fat I still have on my body. I doubt 15 more lbs is going to make me happy. I think 25...  Read more

Using lean/ fat mass as guidance
Updated 7/24/2015 9:43:11 PM

I am reading up more on setting goals properly in terms of using my lean mass and fat as a guide versus strictly weight on the scale. Doing this, I chose a goal of 20% body fat. I'm stuck though...I'm trying not to focus on the weight, yet you need t...  Read more

KITCHEN LOCATION CAUSES FAT
Updated 7/27/2015 8:48:07 PM

A lot of kitchens today are open and in the same room where the family hangs out like the den. We rented a vacation house like that and I found I snacked more and ate more as I could smell and watch my honey cook meals. My residential home has a ki...  Read more

I'm doing a low carb high fat meal plan for now. W
Updated 7/23/2015 7:18:51 PM

I'm doing a low carb high fat meal plan for now. What do you believe should be considered low carb for a whole day? This is new for me. Thoughts?...  Read more

Turkey Stuffing and CHOLESTEROL

The saturated fat and cholesterol in turkey stuffing can be extremely high for two main reasons: It may be made with high cholesterol & or high saturated fat ingredients, animal fats, butter and eggs; The saturated fat & cholesterol in turkey fat is...  Read more

SATURATED VERSUS POLYUNSATURATED

A switch to polyunsaturated fats can possibly lead to lower levels of body inflamation and less build up of plaque in the arteries. The foods with the most saturated fat are butter, cream, and cheese. Coconut and palm oils are largely saturated. Too...  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat....  Read more

Calorie Savers: 4 Ways to Stretch the Beef

Love meat? Read on to learn how to keep the flavor, cut the fat, all while stretching a buck! Love Italian sausage? Instead of serving up 4 giant links of sausage alongside your pasta meal, why not use one link to flavor 3/4 pound of lean ground turk...  Read more

Food on the Run: Papa John's Pizza

Thank you for making the new Food on the Run series a hit!Based on your great comments, this week we take a look at pizza.I'm sure you will find out some surprising facts, just as I did.I start the review of pizza options by looking atPapa John&#...  Read more

Butter and Saturated Fat are Vindicated!

For decades we've been told that saturated fat is bad for you, that it causes heart attacks/disease and that it makes you fat, but the latest research is proving this wrong. I ran across a 2014 article from Time Magazine regarding saturate...  Read more

Study: Doubling Saturated Fat in the Diet Does Not Increase Saturated Fat in Blood New research link

Doubling or even nearly tripling saturated fat in the diet does not drive up total levels of saturated fat in the blood, according to a controlled diet study. However, increasing levels of carbohydrates in the diet during the study promoted a st...  Read more