Flashcards in PH: Nutrition in Public Health Deck (5)
What are 'healthy' fats?
Mono and polyunsaturated e.g. olive/rapeseed/vegetable oils, avocadoes, nuts, seeds and oily fish
Monosaturated = lowers blood cholesterol
Polyunsaturated = provide omega 3
What are 'unhealthy' fats?
Saturated and transfers e.g. butter, lard, meat, milk and dairy, palm oil, coconut oil/milk, biscuits, cakes, pastries, friends, takeaways
These increase LDL levels and increase risk of CHD
What is the recommended amount of protein each day?
Men = 55.5g
Women = 45g
What are modifiable risk factors for high BP?
salt intake, lack of fruit and vegetables, weight, lack of exercise, alcohol excess, smoking and stress