Understand Your Fats and Fibers SCI 241 April 24, 2014 Understand Your Fats and Fibers There are healthy and unhealthy fats such as monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are known as the “good fats” because they are good for your heart, your cholesterol, and your overall health. Tran’s fats, and Saturated fats, are used in the manufacture of food to help it stay fresh longer. They are known as “bad fats” because they increase your risk of disease and elevate cholesterol. Saturated fats and Tran’s fat raise the cholesterol in the human body. Saturated fats are fats that consist of triglycerides containing only saturated fatty acids.
Hydrogenation also extends the shelf life of these fatty acids, and preserves them through better stabilization. “When the hydrogen’s are on opposite sides of the double bond, called the trans configuration, the fatty acid is a trans fatty acid.” (Grosvenor & Smolin, 2006) Trans fatty acids can increase your risk of heart disease. Saturated and trans fats are considered the worst for your health due to the proven increased risk of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, and high cholesterol levels according to the American Heart Association (2010). Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are better for your diet, and contain some of the best fatty acids, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. These lipids can actually help reduce your risk of heart disease, and cholesterol related health
America is surely on the track to become the fattest country of the world. The connection between obesity and financial situations and larger portion sizes is that most Americans with a low income have a higher rate of being overweight or obese. The reason behind this is because families with lower income, will more likely to buy and eat junk food than healthy because junk food is cheaper. Junk food may seem like it
Vitamin C When you’re under extreme stress, you secrete more cortisol hormone. Vitamin C helps balance the cortisol spikes that happen to you under this stress. Besides being a good way to counteract a cold, Vitamin C is also essential for making carnitine, a compound used by the body to turn fat into fuel, making this vitamin your fat burning friend.If you’re going through an emotional crisis, stress from work, or a bad eating splurge, increase your vitamin C–it’ll help counteract the negative side effects. Try bell peppers, kale or kiwi fruits. These have even more Vitamin C than the famous Orange!
When we do intense workouts our ratio increases about 1.0, thus making our bodies work anaerobically (this means without O2). When your R.Q. is high that means our bodies are burning more carbohydrates and less fat. In turn, if you are trying to lose weight and it’s not coming off it could be because your R.Q. is too high.
Milk is also said to help speed up weigh loss and reduce body fat, because of the indispensible mix of nutrients that appear to speed up metabolism and increase the body's ability to burn fat. Lastly, it was found that the people who had a greater intake of milk saw a decrease in the risk of ischaemic, inadequate blood flow, and stroke. Although in the past it appeared that milk consumed in high quantities was a healthy decision for any person, new research suggests that milk could be more detrimental than valuable for a diet. It has been shown that it can weaken a child's ability to absorb iron, and because milk has nearly no iron there could be a higher risk of iron deficiency. There is also new issues arising because
For example, Pollan talks about margarine, and how scientists “claim” that it is a better, and cheaper substitute for butter, but it contains all these unnecessary ingredients that could be more harmful to the human body. Scientist believed by taking out saturated fats and cholesterol they could make margarine healthier, but what they did not know was it would produce unhealthier fats known as, trans fats. People never think about how deep and revealing food can be, but after reading this novel it’ll open your eyes to what really lies
Mass production may not be perfect, but it is not bad. Mass production can be used to achieve a healthier nation by not injecting animals with growth hormones. Fast food is also very unhealthy and cause many diseases. Fast food contains more calories. Not only does past contain more calories but it also contains more unhealthy fat.
Most weight loss programs will not work without an exercise routine along with a structured diet plan. This is because exercise is the best way to burn calories, which is the gateway to burning fat. As many people can notice, most of America does not exercise, because if they did, one-third of adults in America would not be considered obese (CDC). There have been many studies on how exercise can decrease the risk of some diseases and other conditions. Being active can increase levels of HDL, the good cholesterol.