Cooking with plant-based oils is healthier than cooking with butter or margarine because the oils are high in unsaturated fats, which are liquid at room temperature, and low in saturated fats, which are solid at room temperature and can clog your arteries. Butter is primarily saturated fats. Margarine is made
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Q: What are omega-9 fatty acids?
A: You have probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids and possibly even omega-6 fatty acids, but have you heard of omega-9 fatty acids? Their lack of mention in current day nutrition news does not reflect their importance in our bodies but rather the ease that
Before answering the question “Is canola oil bad for you?” (and addressing the controversy surrounding it), let’s look at the history of this widely consumed product.
First, you can thank Canada for canola oil. By the 1970s, scientists in that country figured out a way to use a plant called
A correct omega ratio of fats in your diet is absolutely critical to good health. But, which omega fatty acids are healthiest – 3’s, 6’s or 9’s? And, how can you be sure you’re getting the best omega ratio from supplements or your diet?
Not all fats are created equal: Saturated vs unsaturated. Essential vs unessential. Healthy vs unhealthy. The hard part is knowing which fats are good for you and which you should avoid. Along those lines, let’s compare omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids, with an eye toward balance.
Both omega-6 and
At one time, low-fat diets were believed to be healthy. Now, findings from hundreds of studies have revealed that it’s not the amount of fat; it’s the type of fat that’s most important.
You need an adequate amount of fat—about 45 to 75 grams per day on average—in your diet to help you absorb nutrients, increase your
When it comes to choosing healthy fats, confusion abounds. More than likely, you’ve heard of those miracle fatty acids, omega-3s. These essential fats reduce inflammation in the body and can help lower the risk of chronic degenerative conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and even certain types of cancer. Along
Q: What are the benefits of drinking A2 milk?
A: Many people complain of digestive issues, such as bloating, gas, or diarrhea, associated with consuming dairy products, including milk. This intolerance is usually blamed on lactose, the naturally occurring sugar in milk. There are people, however, who still suffer gastro-intestinal issues
Choosing the best oil is more a matter of health, flavor, and cooking temperature than of calories. All oils have around 120 calories and 14 grams of fat per tablespoon: The nutritional differences are in the details. Bottled oils contain various types of fatty acids (fats) that have different health
Despite its vast history, the use of flax today remains a highly controversial issue. Some physicians have questioned if flax may actually be harmful… so harmful that it promotes the growth of certain cancers! So, is flax good for you or not?