Low fat diets do not decrease the risk of coronary heart disease (see this article from the European Heart Journal)
What can you do to keep a healthy brain? First, repeat after me what you have to avoid from last week. Remember? No tobacco. Cut the alcohol to one drink a day. Trans fats are poison! (No French fries). Saturated fat isn’t much better. Processed meats don’t get any brownie points. Whoa on sugar! Down to one ounce a day, max. White bread has gotta go. MSG is a disaster. Look at the label for hydrolyzed vegetable protein, yeast extract, or anything with glutamate in it. Most soups from the store, even those labeled NO MSG are full of it. Don’t! And finally, yes, finally, you stopped getting the blue stuff for your sweetener didn’t you? And did you look at the can of diet soda to see if it had any in it. And of course, you aren’t intentionally playing with lead any more. It’s just that you don’t know what’s in your lipstick. (more…)
It seems like most fat loss programs focus on one main thing: to burn fat you have to expend more energy than you take in.
Such a focus makes sense, of course, because if there is a universal truth to fat loss, that’s it. (more…)
Science continues to demonstrate that fat has not earned its bad reputation. Researchers have recently discovered that whole fat dairy products contain a fatty acid that could be beneficial for those at risk of type 2 diabetes. One study shows that individuals with high blood levels of trans-palmitoleic acid have a 62 percent lower chance of developing diabetes than individuals with the lowest levels of the same fatty acid. The study was conducted on 3,700 individuals, who were over the age of sixty-five at the time.