Category: Nutrition

Healthy Fats In Nutrition

Remember the 1990s, when super-low-fat diets were all the rage? People avoided cheese like the plague. Even avocados got a bad rap! And on store shelves everywhere, low-fat versions of processed foods were elbowing out the full-fat offerings. Well, it turns out that it was just another in a long series of fad diets, another pendulum swing in eating habits based on very misguided information. They told us that all fat – all four kinds found in a typical diet – was bad: Saturated fats, from animal fat and tropical oils, such as coconut oil Monounsaturated fat, such as...

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How Sugar Affects Your Health

When life is good or people are appreciated, we humans use language that relates to something sweet. And when the opposite is true, well, Mary Poppins said it best: “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” We addictively turn to sugar when our “medicine” is a hard task, a big disappointment, or just a long, rough day. I guess you could say that when the going gets tough, the tough get going… to the freezer for ice cream!

Ah, but if only sugar’s story was
that sweet.

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