What are Saturated oils?
When the fatty acid chain all the carbon atoms are attached to two hydrogen atoms and there is no carbon atom left without hydrogen attachment it forms saturated oils. Oils can be saturated with the process of hydrogenation in which hydrogen is passed through the oils and it hardens. Examples: Vanaspati, Dalda, Ghee.
Can I take Ghee?
It is common belief in India that consuming fat or oil in form of Ghee gives strength to the body and also provides nutrition Oil is taken by us in two forms either directly i.e. adding Ghee or oil in the curries, which is also called visible oil or it is obtained from the plants and animal product; which we consume. This is natural oil plants and animal product; which we consume. This is a natural oil present in them and is called invisible oil.
No, you cannot take Ghee because it is a saturated fat, which is rich in cholesterol. Cholesterol is known for creating blockages So, we completely avoid Ghee in our patient’s diet.
Can I take Fish Oil?
It is a general belief that fish oil is good for heart patients because it contains more omega-3 fatty caid compared to omega 6 fats but here we would like to inform you that this oil is obtained high animal source(Fish). Any oil from animal source will have high Cholesterol and Cholesterol is a primal cause of blockages. So, we do not recommend fish oil. In fact, you can take cereals and pulses, which are plant source of omega-3 fatty acids and are not harmful to your heart.
Can I take Margarine?
If you leave a cube of Margarine sitting out for years moulds, insects or rodents will not touch it. It would appear it. Margarine is 78% saturated fat and the hydrogen atom to a fat molecule makes it saturated fat. This process is called hydrogenation. Margarine is partially hydrogenated and various metal catalysts are used for this process. It not only causes heart problems but also leads to various types of cancers. So, here we would not recommend Margarine to heart patients at all.