The shocking truth behind our fear of saturated fat

The shocking truth behind our fear of saturated fat

Today official dietary guidelines around the world tell us to limit our consumption of fat, particularly saturated fat. This message has become so ingrained in all of our minds, that it is now just habit to reach for low-fat milk or try to cut fat off your steak. Yet,...
Why saturated fat is not the enemy

Why saturated fat is not the enemy

For a long time we have believed that fat makes you fat. Fat has more calories per gram than both carbohydrate and protein and so intuitively this seems to make sense. This is backed up by the misinformation we’ve been fed by various dietary and nutrition authorities...
The A No Grainer guide to cooking fats

The A No Grainer guide to cooking fats

With so many fats available, it can be tricky to choose which one is best, particularly for different occasions types of food. Here’s where my cooking fats guide can come in handy. Foods that are made of mainly saturated fatty acids (SFAs) are the best for...
Why protein is critical to human health

Why protein is critical to human health

Have you heard of protein? What about amino acids – the building blocks of protein? Protein is the building block of life. Muscle, neurotransmitters, hormones and many other critical parts of the human body is made from proteins. Consuming adequate protein is...
Fats, prostaglandins and anti-inflammatory drugs

Fats, prostaglandins and anti-inflammatory drugs

An important part of nourishing yourself well is including plenty of healthy fats in the diet. Fats are the building blocks of many things in the body including cells, hormones and prostaglandins, regulators of inflammation. Fat can be either saturated (butter, beef...
Saturated fat is safe… this is the science that says so

Saturated fat is safe… this is the science that says so

Saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans fats, omega 3 fats, polyunsaturated fatty acids… It’s no wonder we feel confused about which fats are actually healthy. In this article I delve into the chemistry of fat chemistry, to show you which fats are best for...
Terrifying trans-fats. You need to read this!

Terrifying trans-fats. You need to read this!

You might have heard of trans-fats. We all know they are nasty and will damage our health. But do you know where to find them? Products that are touted as healthy like margarine contain trans-fats. Every baked good you buy from the supermarket such as biscuits and...
Why vegetable oils are toxic

Why vegetable oils are toxic

After decades of misinformation and blatant lies about saturated fat, we have been convinced that vegetable and seed oils are a healthier choice. However, fats from non-animal sources are often made by industrious processes that result in chemically unstable, toxic...
Eat fat for weight management and weight loss!

Eat fat for weight management and weight loss!

There are so many things that tell us that we should eat less fat. Nutrition authorities, government, big food marketing campaigns and the little voices in our head. It has now been all but accepted that fat makes you fat. Our minds follow this line of thinking and we...

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