Go for Virgin!
A number of years ago, some will remember that we were told that margarine was the healthiest fat to eat. So, we spread it on our bread and used it in cooking and baking. Now that we know the dangers of transfats (see blog), we are eating less of it but, because transfats are still…Read More
GOOD News about BAD Fats!
US legislators have finally done what we have been waiting for and led the way with new legislation that outlaws the use of artificial transfats (trans fatty acids or TFAs)(1) in food ……… But only 3 years from now. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is giving food producers this period to find alternatives and…Read More
How much Olive Oil in mayonnaise made with Olive Oil?
How much olive oil would you expect this product to contain? Obviously there are other ingredients in mayonnaise apart from fat or oil, such as eggs and vinegar, but on the basis that more than half (66%) is fat, how much would be from Olive Oil? If you have time to look at the list…Read More
Could we all be healthier without Gluten?
That is what Dr David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist, and other medically trained nutritional experts and scientists are suggesting in increasingly convincing publications. In his best selling book Grain Brain, Dr Perlmutter argues that gluten, the protein found mainly in wheat, rye and barley, is silently wreaking havoc on our brains, whilst our avoidance of…Read More
The Truth about Fat
We need the right types of natural fats for our cell walls, including our skin, to carry and store essential vitamins, to provide energy and to regulate important functions of our organs. This BBC video helps us understand more about this essential nutrient. Please Note: Any advertisement shown in connection with this link, is not…Read More