As we’ve been reporting, the information in Nutrition Facts on food labels is important for improved weight control leading to better management of PCOS.
But it can be confusing with so much info on offer these days and it helps if you understand the context of the facts and figures.
Today we look at Saturated Fats and Trans Fats under the Total Fat heading. These two examples are often known as “bad fats” because they raise the risk of PCOS-linked heart disease via cholesterol.
Saturated fats derive from animal products, while most trans fats come from partially hydrogenated fats such as shortening and stick maragarine.
The American Heart Associaiton recommends:
- Limiting total fat intake to less than 35% of your total calories each day and preferably less than 25%.
- Limiting saturated fats to less than 7% and trans fat to less than 1%.
- Receiving remaining fat from sources of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as nuts. fish and vegetable oils.