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Old 03-04-2005, 09:42 AM   #1
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Polyunsaturated Fats bad or good?!

I know that they are composed of omega fats which are great for the body if omega 3's are in the right proportion with omega 6's but i read conflicting info where polyunsaturated fats are bad such as Mayonaisse yet mayo has a good source of omega fats so how can it be bad and good?

 
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Re: Polyunsaturated Fats bad or good?!

Twisted,
Generally you can put polys in the VERY GOOD category.

Exceptions:
Hydrogenated Polys are trans fats which are horrible.
Rancid polys are a melange of dangerous chemicals.
BURNED polys are SO bad as to be carcinogenic.

Nice fresh polys like canola, soy, and even corn oil are good for us (except never forget they are all 9 calories per gram or 260 calories per ounce!)

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Old 03-05-2005, 08:31 AM   #3
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Re: Polyunsaturated Fats bad or good?!

thank you very much for clearifying it out for me.... I keep my daily % low but calories dont realy bother me since I go to the gym 6 times a week. I just wanted to know what fats are healthyand not for my heart to possibly improve my cardio and maybe lower body fat %

 
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Re: Polyunsaturated Fats bad or good?!

Polyunsaturated and Monounsaturated fats are good fats. Those are fats from fish and fish oil, nuts, seeds, etc. Just stay away from Saturated fats. Those are fats from everything else: pizza, hamburgers, french fries, donuts, etc.

 
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Re: Polyunsaturated Fats bad or good?!

The problem is not that any of these polyunsaturated fats are bad. The main problem in most people's diets is that the omega-6 and omega-3 fats are way out of balance. In general, humans need to take in at least 2 to 3 percent of their fat as omega-6 fatty acids and at least 1 to 1.5 percent as omega-3s. So, you need about twice as much omega-6 as omega-3 fatty acids. Unfortunately, the modern American diet has this balance seriously distorted, to the point where we eat many times more omega-6 fatty acids. This imbalance, along with the widespread use of trans fats, is strongly implicated, in the opinion of many, in the epidemic levels of heart disease, cancer, inflammatory ailments, autoimmune illnesses, and other chronic, degenerative diseases of the twentieth century.
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