Is There an Optimal Ratio of Fats: PUFAs, MUFAs, and Saturated Fats?

“Q. Is there an optimal ratio of polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and saturated fats that you’d recommend for optimal health?

Butter and Oil

A.  Interesting question, and any answer I give will be controversial, but I certainly don’t mind getting the conversation started!  (If you need a refresher, here’s a quick rundown of the different types of fat and which foods they are found in.)

Here’s how the typical American diet (which, one could argue, is clearly not optimal) breaks down,  with fat taking up 34% of total calories…”


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