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07-30-2001, 06:40 PM
Somewhere I heard that you should marinade your chicken breasts in an oil-based italian dressing to get the fat you need as well as the protein in the meal, is this true? I've tried it once and it adds a nice flavor.
07-31-2001, 03:55 AM
I am not sure what you are asking (if you are looking to add fat to your meal, then go ahead and do it). I know what you are saying when you say it adds flavor. I love them like that. Chicken is absolutely DELICIOUS marinated in a Italian Dressing!!! It just depends on what you are looking for and what type of fat. What is the dressing made from - what type of oil (I am not sure about the ingredients)?
07-31-2001, 02:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>I am not sure what you are asking (if you are looking to add fat to your meal, then go ahead and do it). I know what you are saying when you say it adds flavor. I love them like that. Chicken is absolutely DELICIOUS marinated in a Italian Dressing!!! It just depends on what you are looking for and what type of fat. What is the dressing made from - what type of oil (I am not sure about the ingredients)? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yes I'm looking to add fat to my meal, since I will not be having many carbs in it. Its Kraft Seven Seas Viva Italian dressing, the Nutritional Facts in it are (for 2 tbsp.) 9g Fat, 2g carbs (1g sugar), and 0g protein. The ingredients are Vinegar, Soybean Oil, and Canola Oil, thats it for the oils, anyway, so is this a good way to add fat to my meal?
08-01-2001, 04:05 AM
I believe those are pretty good sources of fat, especially the canola oil. I am not too sure about this, though. I will have to do some reading up on these ingredients before I can answer you for sure. Maybe I can get some time tomorrow to do this, or maybe someone else will know the answer before I get to it. I'll let you know what I find out if no one else answers.
08-01-2001, 05:33 AM
I found that canola oil is a good source of monounsaturated fat - which is good. See this link: http://www.livingheart.com/dietresources/monounsaturated_fat.asp
Here's another good link I found explaining the difference between the good and bad fats: http://www.protein.com/ptiweb.nsf/pages/good_fats_bad_fats
Here's some research I found comparing canola and soybean oil - looks to me like both are great sources of fat:
Research Progress (8/92-2/94):
Feeding of polyunsaturated fatty acid rich oils such as soybean oil as part of meals based on ordinary foods may produce more positive blood serum lipid profiles in humans than do diets containing monounsaturated fatty acid rich oils such as canola oil. During two experimental periods of 28 days each, 20 healthy adult men and women were fed laboratory-controlled diets based on ordinary foods and providing 30% of the energy from fat.
Either soybean oil or canola oil provided 2/3 of the fat Calories. In general, feeding either of soybean oil containing diets or of canola oil diets resulted in more favorable blood serum lipid patterns than when subjects consumed their self-selected diets. However, results were somewhat more positive with the feeding of soybean oil than with the feeding of canola oil. Blood serum total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, very how density lipoprotein (VLDA) cholesterol, triglyceride, and apolipoprotein (APO) B concentrations were lower when soybean oil containing diets were fed than when subjects consumed self- selected diets. When canola oil containing diets were employed, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and APO-B were also lowered; however, effects on total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol were of a lesser degree of magnitude. Furthermore, triglyceride and very low density lipoprotein concentrations were slightly increased.
A paper is being prepared for publication in a professional nutrition journal by one of Dr. Kies' students.
I don't know if this helps you any, but I believe that dressing would be good for you to use.
08-01-2001, 08:59 AM
If you buy the "good seasons" brand of salad dressing, you can make your own. That way you can use safflower oil which is VERY good for you!
08-01-2001, 12:39 PM
Thanks a bunch everyone! Love the new car MG! smilies/images/icons/laugh.gif smilies/images/icons/laugh.gif
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