Someone help me understand this once and for all (Nutrition label)

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  1. Sloi

    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    I have before me a box of tasty breaded sole with the following nutritional information:

    - Fat 10g (Saturated 1g, no trans, polyun 2.5g, omega 6 2g, omega 3 0.5g, monounsat 6g)

    - Cholesterol 20mg

    - Sodium 490mg

    - Carbohydrates 16g

    - Protein 9g

    That's for one filet of 87g.


    My question is, how healthy is this meal and why?
     
  2. kiz

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    not bad. sodium is a bit high, but other than that it's fine. it's got 1 gram of saturated fat which isn't too bad, the other fats are good for you.
     
  3. Sloi

    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    Do you know which fats are preferable and in what quantities? I should Google this kinda stuff, but you fitness buffs are usually on the dot :)
     
  4. Steve325

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    just avoid saturated and trans and you'll be doing fine. Omega 3, 6, 9s are all very important in body functions and can only be maintained through diet
     
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    for fats try and keep a ratio of 33% saturated, 33% mono, 33% poly unsaturated... any meal can be fit into your day as long as you adapt the rest of your meals around it...
     
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    It has more fat than protein. I wouldn't consider it a worthwhile meal.
     
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    its perfect
     
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    And by that I don't mean I wouldn't EVER eat it, just that- as a regular meal, no, I wouldn't.
     
  10. Sloi

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    OK, I have people telling me it's perfect, others saying they wouldn't touch it: which one is it? Are those fats good for your body or not? Because if they are, you can substract them from the total fats and be left with 1g saturated... which is almost nothing.
     
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    read the archives - there is a breakdown of fats in there
     
  12. Sloi

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    Just did, thanks for the suggestion! :wiggle:

    So from what I can see, the only real problem in this meal is the sodium:

    Fat 10g (Saturated 1g, no trans, polyun 2.5g, omega 6 2g, omega 3 0.5g, monounsat 6g)

    No trans, excellent. Omegas, excellent. Mono, excellent. Poly, not bad and there isn't a lot... so we really are left with 1g of "bad" fat and 2.5 of good/bad fat... so we have about 3g of fat for 9g of protein: how is this bad?

    Thanks for the info fellas, I appreciate it. :wackit:
     
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    It's still 10 grams of fat to 9 grams of protein. Unless you're on a ketogenic diet I don't see it being a good choice for *every* meal- like I said though, once in a while it's certainly workable.
     
  14. Sloi

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    Would this be acceptable once every three days?
     
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    Sure. And I'll be honest- it really does come down to how you balance your macros. I like a sugar-free icecream sandwich now and then- I just work it in.
     
  16. Genghis.Tron

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    You should aim to get 1/3 of your daily fat intake between every types of fat. There's just the trans fat that you should avoid unless you have a specific health problem such as dyslipidemia which would ask for a low saturated fat intake.
    As long as it fits you daily macro breakdown, you're fine.
    That's a shitty nutrional label though for fish IMO but if you like it...
     
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    How do I know what low sodium is? How low is low sodium? (Sorry guys, I feel like an idiot)
     
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    sorry but i'm just trying to figure out WHY this was thrown in there?
     
  19. KetchupKing

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    Haha trick question!!
    Nothing that contains only 190 cals can be considered a meal.

    It's more of a snack you eat inbetween plates of food during a meal.
     
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