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Avocado Benefits: A Delicious and Nutritious Goldmine

Are you still being fooled by avocado’s bad rap as a high-fat food? It’s time to let go of old assumptions and embrace the fact that rich, creamy avocado benefits your health in a dizzying array of ways. Move over apples! Avocado benefits include improving your cholesterol, lowering your risk … Read More

Butter vs. Margarine: Which Is Healthier?

Toast without butter is like macaroni without cheese—sad and incomplete. Same goes for popcorn, especially at the movie theater. For years, though, we’ve been told to cut butter from our diets. Those delectable, creamy French dishes a la Julia Child are frowned upon by nutrition experts and cardiologists. Now we’re … Read More

Is Olive Oil Healthy?

It's a commonly asked question among people who are concerned about heart-smart eating: Is olive oil healthy? The quick answer: Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) should be your No. 1 oil in the kitchen. It's the least-refined vegetable oil that's commonly available. The olive tree, which dates back at least 6,000 … Read More

PUFA: Are Polyunsaturated Fats Healthy?

Saturated fat is bad. Trans fat is bad. Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), dietitians often say, are “good fats.” Both come from plant sources, although PUFA also includes cold-water fish, shrimp, crab, lobster, and haddock. Despite the worthy sources of PUFA and MUFA, we still have … Read More

5 Health Benefits of Avocado – A True “Super Food”

Now that you’ve learned in part 1 about avocado’s spectacular array of nutrients and phytochemicals and seen the many ways it keeps your heart and blood vessels healthy, it’s time to review some of the additional health benefits of avocado. The research into this unique food may only be in … Read More

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