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your personal opinions and ties the concepts about fat to your personal intake. 10. What foods did you replace and why? Make sure to include an explanation about why it is important to stay within the guidelines for fat intake and why healthy fats are beneficial. I replaced most of my fried foods, refined starches, and fatty meats. It is important to limit saturated fats and getting healthy unsaturated fats instead. In a study that I read, elevated intake of saturated fats like trans-fat is linked to an increased likelihood for mortality (Wang et al., 2016). At my maximum capacity, I should only be eating 984 calories of fat a day. It is important to limit your intake of bad fats because of their overall effect on cardiovascular health and plaque buildup in the vasculature of our bodies. Healthy fats like omega-3 are beneficial because they provide a boost in energy and maintain healthy brain function that we need to sustain a healthy lifestyle. As far as other age ranges go, children do need more fats because of their constant growth. As a general statement, it is always recommended that people stay within the 20-35% calorie intake from fat (Grosvenor & Smolin, 2015). As a final statement, I know that I will be looking more at labels than I have before. This section has helped me understand food labels to an extent as to where I will be watching out for my daily intake of certain fats, and trying to steer clear from specific ingredients that may raise my bad cholesterol levels. I will also try to be more conscious of consuming healthy monosaturated and polysaturated fats. References Grosvenor, M., & Smolin, L. (2015). Visualizing nutrition: Everyday choices, (3 nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2015). I-Profile Mobile (version 3.0). Retrieved from Wang, D. D., Li, Y., Chiuve, S. E., Stampfer, M. J., Manson, J. E., Rimm, E. B., & ... Hu, F. B. (2016). Association of Specific Dietary Fats With Total and Cause-Specific Mortality. JAMA Internal Medicine , 176 (8), 1134-1145. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2417
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