Tag: saturated fat

Can Butter Be Part of a Healthy Diet? (Seriously, Now.)

by in Healthy Tips, July 12, 2014

The old butter verses margarine controversy is back in the spotlight. With many folks favoring wholesome, natural foods, margarine has now taken a backseat to butter. But can this full fat delight be part of a healthy diet?

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, March 27, 2014

In this week’s news: Google lets us compare apples to oranges (nutrition-wise); “real food” wins the latest diet smackdown; and Bittman says butter is back. Virtual Food Fights Google’s new-ish nutrition comparison tool got a soak in the spotlight this week. The idea’s rather nifty: Type “compare” followed by, oh, “bacon and kale,” and letRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, March 20, 2014

In this week’s news: Doctors embrace the food-as-medicine concept; chocolate is awesome for a whole new reason; and saturated fat (slowly) comes back into the fold. Get Me a Spatula, Stat! Last weekend,the Napa Valley branch of the Culinary Institute of America hosted hundreds of physicians for a medical meeting involving kitchen aprons, not labRead more

Link Between Saturated Fat Intake and Heart Disease Being Questioned

by in Food News, March 18, 2014

It has been long accepted by the medical community that there is a connection between fat intake and heart disease risk. But recent studies, including one published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, are calling into question the current recommendations.