need info on fats

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by marware, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. marware

    marware White Belt

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    Im starting to get more into nutrition, but I still dont really no that much about the different kinds of fats(saturated, unsaturated, trans fat, etc) I have read a few articles but none really put a gap between those.

    The thing I really want to no is

    1. What kind of fats will hurt my cardio.

    2. what kind of fats should i be trying to get.

    Any info will be appreciated
     
  2. Lubaolong

    Lubaolong Guest

    General rules have been:
    30% of daily calories from fat
    avoid all trans fat
    unsaturated is usually considered better than saturated
     
  3. T_Money_

    T_Money_ Blue Belt

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    Only by pussies and vegeterians.

    All joking aside, all fats are equally needed. Try to stick to 1/3 from each and the highest ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 that you can.
     
  4. erco

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    This isn't necessarily true.

    It's a good general rule though since it's very, very easy to get waaaaaaay too much saturated fat.
     
  5. Lubaolong

    Lubaolong Guest

    Just saying that this has been the general consensus. Things may change in the future, but I think the USDA recommends like a max 10% calories from saturated fats.

    I usually don't pay a lot of attention to it. I get my omega-3s, eat a balanced diet, avoid trans fats, and I usually come out around 30% overall. The way nutrition science goes, the ideal amounts will probably all change in 20 years anyway.
     
  6. stevje

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    I think the best way is to test and see how they affect your performance.
     
  7. jewjitsu92

    jewjitsu92 Orange Belt

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    monounsaturated and polyunsaturated are the best. Saturated fats can be eated in small quantitys and trans fats must be avoided at all costs. Never eat them
     
  8. stylesbjj**

    stylesbjj** Banned Banned

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    These three websites have an amazing amount of info regarding fats:
    http://www.mercola.com/
    http://www.westonaprice.org/
    http://www.johnberardi.com/

    How?
     
  9. steeljaw2

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    id say just stay away from trans fat and saturated fats...

    and obviously look at where youre getting youre fats from...candy, fried food, etc...no no!

    nuts, avacado, peanut butter, good!
     
  10. erco

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