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Saturated Fat

Grease Is Good? Not So Fast!

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

The study was a meta-analysis. That is, it combined the results of several prior research studies. Some had shown marked dangers of saturated fat, while others did not, and they were all blended together in a statistical stew. The weak studies tend to dilute the stronger ones, masking real dangers.

Pass the Chicken Fat! They Say It's Good for You...

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Let's have a helping of common sense along with the pats of butter and dollops of whipped cream. It will go a longer way in keeping us healthy.

Now Saturated Fat Is Good for You?

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Here's the bottom line: You don't have to limit healthy fat in your diet. What you have to limit are trans fats and sugars. Period. End of story.

Cholesterol Myths and the New Math

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

If there's one number the health-conscious know, it's their cholesterol level.

Scapegoats, Saints and Saturated Fats: Old Mistakes in New Directions

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Demonizing saturated fat never helped us much. Canonizing it now won't help us any either. All who share a concern for eating well and the health advances that can come from it must band together to renounce the perennial branding of this, that, or the other food component as scapegoat or saint.

What Is Fat?

George Zaidan | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
George Zaidan

There's been a war on fat in this country. You can buy "fat free" and "reduced fat" versions of anything. But all fats are not created equal. There are many different types; some are good for you and some are not.

Why Most Diet Research Sucks

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

What happens is that these observational studies become the basis of health policy. They don't generate hypothesis that can be tested and either proven or disproven, they generate the assumption of cause and effect, which is reinforced by the media, and becomes the basis of public health policy.

The Great Cholesterol Myth

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

The "Great Cholesterol Myth" has been the foundation of the boneheaded dietary advice you and I have been saddled with for the past 30 years, "official" dietary advice that has directly contributed to the greatest epidemic of obesity, diabetes and heart disease in history.

13 Foods With More Saturated Fat Than A Cheeseburger

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein and Laura Schocker | Posted 05.01.2012 | Healthy Living

By now, we know there are both "good" fats and "bad" fats. But what's the difference? First, the good. Unsaturated fats, which include both monouns...

Surprising Facts About Fat In Foods

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 06.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Maligned for decades, the message from many health organizations has been the same: reduce or cut the fat. However, the idea of fat as universally "bad" simply isn't true.

Coconut Oil: Your New Best Friend

Loren Brill | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Loren Brill

Whether you are an athlete, dieter, or have trouble digesting dairy or fats, coconut oil might just become your new best friend -- it can be readily digested more than other oils.

Why You Eat Your Feelings

Posted 09.26.2011 | Food

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation shows that consuming food with saturated fat may help fend off negative emotions. In th...

The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Brigitte Mars | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Brigitte Mars

Coconut oil can be used in a variety of dishes including Asian fare, cakes, candies and salad dressings. It also helps stimulate thyroid function, normalize blood sugar levels, decrease seizures and improve chronic fatigue.

Is All Saturated Fat The Same?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The history of nutritional hyperbole is riddled with folly we would be well advised to learn from -- and avoid repeating.

7 Healthy Cooking Secrets

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

Achieving a good diet depends on nutrition awareness, smart food choices and healthy cooking methods. Here are 7 healthy cooking tips to add to your lifestyle.

Fat or Carbs: Which Is Worse?

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

We'd be much healthier as a nation if we stopped worrying so much about fats, and instead made a concerted effort to avoid processed, quick-digesting carbohydrates -- especially added sugars.