Fat is healthyStop fearing this essential nutrient
For years we have been told to avoid it, but fat is critical for health. Fat plays a key role in many bodily processes that keep us alive and thriving. The right fats are nourishing, full of vitamins and minerals and essential for supporting our our bodies absorb the nutrition we need. However, since the end of WWII, there’s been a growing trend toward low-fat, especially low saturated fat. The misinformation about saturated fat has helped to generate multibillion-dollar low fat and vegetable oil industries.
Saturated fats are often the ones found in nature, yet we go out of our way to avoid them. Let’s debunk the myth!
Instead of nutrient dense eggs, meat and butter many of us choose the man-made replacements that are pushed by industry to sell seed oils and ‘diet’ products.
Three types of fat we discuss:
Saturated fats: found in animal fats such as butter, dripping, coconut oil, diary etc
Monounsaturated fats: found in olive oil, palm oil, lard, avocado and nut oils
Polyunsaturated fats: found in oil from corn, sunflower seeds, soybeans as well as omega 3s in fish, flaxseed etc
Top fat posts
Lies, misinformation and dubious studies wrongly shaped beliefs and official guidelines about saturated fat. Learn where the fear of saturated fat, the fat that comes from nature, began in this post.
For years we have been told to fear and avoid saturated fat. Governments and official nutrition bodies are some of the biggest proponents of this advice.
Today I am here to tell you that it has all been a big saturated fat lie!
Learn why saturated fat is healthy and cholesterol is essential for your body.
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 cooking....
Protein is the building block of life. Muscle, neurotransmitters, hormones and many other critical parts of the human body is made from proteins.
Learn why consuming protein is so important and understand which forms that your body will absorb.
Plus a key recommendation to support gut health.
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...
What we have long been told about fat is wrong. It is saturated, not polyunsaturated fat that feeds our bodies well. Learn all about fat chemistry to understand why in this simple post.
Fats are essential to human health at every level beginning at a cellular base; however, decades of misinformation regarding the healthfulness of fat has meant that many people actively avoid nourishing, fat-rich foods. Low-fat diets are still popular today with many...
Trans-fats are very bad, but do you know why? In this comprehensive article we trace the development and health consequences of these dirty fats.
Vegetable oils are dangerous, not a healthy saturated fat alternative. They’re unstable, release free radicals and cause oxidative damage. In this post learn all about the dangers of vegetable oils and trans-fats and how to make healthier choices.
We have long been told to avoid fat, but the science was wrong! Today I explain how you should eat fat for weight management and even weight loss. Understand the science behind it in this interesting, but easy-to-understand post.