Recommended Fat Intake

Health experts recommend consuming no more than 30percent of our calories from fat with no more than 10percent from saturated fat. Here is a chart to help you determine how much fat you should eat. Most men, active women, teen girls & children Note These are guidelines for healthy individuals. If you have heart disease or high blood cholesterol or triglyceride levels, or if you are overweight, ask your health care professional to recommend the types of fat and amounts most appropriate for...

Acknowledgments

Assistant Editor Editorial Director Art Directors Editorial Assistant Production Consultant Robert A. Rizza, M.D. Vay Liang W Go., M.D. M. Molly McMahon, M.D. Gail G. Harrison, Ph.D., R.D. Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D. Kristine A. Kuhnert, R.D. The vision for this book belongs to David H. Murdock, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dole Food Company, Inc. Mr. Murdock brought his vision and a request for assistance in making it a reality to two of the authors Robert A. Rizza, M.D., of Mayo...

Amino Acid Classification

Of the 20 amino acids that make up all proteins, only 9 are considered essential in our diets because they cannot be made by our bodies and must be obtained from the foods we eat. Cysteine can be synthesized from the essential amino acid methionine. fTyrosine can be synthesized from phenylalanine when supplied in adequate amounts. saturated fat, which increases the risk for coronary artery disease and some forms of cancer. What if we eat too little protein Few Americans are at risk of eating...