An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

Every 5 years, the USDA publishes its Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The famous food pyramid, now turned into MyPlate, are some of the iconic symbols of these guidelines.  The dietary guidelines are the oracle for health professionals, the food industry, … Continue reading

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7 Things to Know About the Fats in Avocado

7 Things to Know About the Fats in Avocado

We’ll put it right out there. Avocados are high in fat. As a result, for years, people watching their weight have avoided this delicious fruit. This is a grave mistake. To understand, read the following: 1. A medium sized Haas … Continue reading

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Interesterifed Oils – What Are They Doing in My Food?

Interesterifed Oils – What Are They Doing in My Food?

“Trans fat free” – that’s a good thing, right?  It sure is. But are trans-fat replacements any better?  Not always. Interesterified oil is one such example. To understand what it is, let’s recall why trans-fatty oils were such a hit … Continue reading

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Partially vs. Fully Hydrogenated Oils [for Dummies]

Partially vs. Fully Hydrogenated Oils [for Dummies]

We all know trans-fats are bad, and if you’ve been following this blog, you also know that if partially hydrogenated oil appears in a product ingredient list, that means it contains trans-fats. But what about FULLY hydrogenated oils? What you … Continue reading

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How to Choose Trail Mix

How to Choose Trail Mix

Image by Mr.Thomas via Flickr Hiking, biking, jogging, kayaking, or just strolling in the park, you begin to feel a bit hungry. Not dinner-time-hungry, and not even snack-time-hungry, rather just-one-bite-hungry. You satisfy that one bite, and 10 minutes later, you … Continue reading

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Seven Delicious Peanut Butter Alternatives

Seven Delicious Peanut Butter Alternatives

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave since New Year’s, you’ve surely heard of the recent salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter. In this post: 1. A quick recap of the facts. 2. Seven healthy alternatives, including tahini, almond butter … Continue reading

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