‘Tis the season to eat butter

Fa la la la la. … etc. Nothing says holiday baking like butter.  Nothing can touch it for taste or texture or the chemistry that happens in cookies or cakes or, yes, fruitcake.  Oil won’t work as a substitute.  Coconut fat needs to be thinned a bit with oil to work, but lacks the distinctive […]

My 5 favorite fats

https://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/My-Favorite-Fats.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:17 — 3.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA colleague recently inquired about ideas for a low fat Mediterranean diet for weight loss.  To which I responded (silently) No!No! No!  The whole point of a Mediterranean diet is that it is higher fat, 30% of calories as […]

Featured food: butter

Anyone who knows me, or has been the (lucky) recipient of homemade Christmas cookies or other random baked items knows I ONLY USE BUTTER.  You’ll never find (bleh!) margarine in my house.  So I was very happy to read that US consumers are eating more butter.  Flavor trumps health halo. According to consumption statistics, our […]

The saturated fat saga continues

https://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Saturated-Fat-Controversy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:18 — 2.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen it comes to saturated fat and health, nutrition advocates are divided into two distinct camps: Saturated fat is evil incarnate and causes all kinds of trouble Saturated fat is actually healthy and we should stop worrying about it […]

Fat news

We’ve all heard that omega-3 fats are healthy, associated with all manner of better health outcomes.  What we didn’t really know was why.  What is it about omega-3 fats that’s beneficial?  Now we have some evidence.  Using living mouse cells, a team of scientists discovered that omega-3 fats block a particular enzyme – cyclooxygenase – […]

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