Definition of unsaturated
: not saturated: such asa : capable of absorbing or dissolving more of something an unsaturated solutionb : able to form products by chemical addition; especially : containing double or triple bonds between carbon atoms unsaturated fats
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The kink in the chain has been failure to consider what people are replacing saturated fat with – often refined carbohydrates or unsaturated fat.
Both unsaturated fat and fiber have been found to help lower cholesterol.
As part of a healthy diet, choosing unsaturated fats over saturated fats will reduce your CVD risk.
The findings also support current recommendations to choose unsaturated fats from vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and omega-3-rich fish like salmon.
Instead, use unsaturated vegetable oils, like olive oil and sunflower oil.
The notion that saturated fat leads to heart disease, and that unsaturated fat prevents it, should not be up for debate.
There’s no limit on unsaturated fats, but keep in mind that foods high in fat tend to be high in calories, so keep that calorie limit in mind when choosing foods that are high in healthy fats.
Their diet is heavy on carbs: 72 percent of their daily calories derive from unprocessed starches, 14 percent from saturated and unsaturated fats and 14 percent from protein.
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Medical Definition of unsaturated
: not saturated: asa: capable of absorbing or dissolving more of something an unsaturated solutionb: able to form products by chemical addition; especially : containing double or triple bonds between carbon atoms unsaturated fats
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