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Fat

Food & nutrition
February 20, 2020

Sugar vs. fat – which is worse for your health?

While doing your grocery shopping rounds you’re bound to come across an endless array of suspicious “healthy” foods. These foods have “fat-free” or “reduced fat” label, but did you know that they may actually do more harm than good?
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Food & nutrition
January 23, 2019

Which oils are best for cooking?

Knowing which oils are best to cook with mainly depends on the type of cooking you’re doing. The oil’s smoke point; the point when it starts burning and smoking; is one of the most important things to consider. If you heat oil past its smoke point, many of the nutrients in the oil are destroyed, and in so doing, harmful compounds, called free radicals, are released. How we classify oils When we talk about food and nutrition, we divide fats (oils) into three categories: The bad: trans fats. These are found in various processed products, like packaged baked goods and…
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Food & nutrition
February 28, 2017

This is the fat you should be eating

Fat makes you fat, right? Not necessarily. Like carbohydrates and protein, fat is an essential nutrient, and your body needs some of it to do its daily work. Fatty facts Fat is a major source of energy. It’s used to build cell membranes and the covering of nerves. It can help your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, and is essential for keeping your skin and hair healthy. Fat can also improve hormone levels, and support the health of your brain and bones. What’s more, some fats can help lower your risk for heart disease, diabetes and…
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Food & nutrition
August 31, 2016

5 Reasons why butter is good for you

For decades, real butter (a natural product) was shunned in favour of margarine (a man-made product), until not so long ago, when it turned out that margarine was actually the baddie, and butter didn’t deserve its bad rep. A quick history lesson about FAT! Years ago, it was thought that saturated fat and cholesterol were to blame for the high incidence of coronary heart disease. So people started eating fewer natural animal fats like butter and meat, and the processed food industry – which margarine and low-fat foods fall into – started making a killing. And what else happened? The…
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Food & nutrition
July 15, 2014

Does fat make you fat?

The LCHF/banting trend that’s taken hold makes some people nervous - after all, so much fat just can’t be good for you, right? But where did we get the idea that fat was bad for people in the first place, and is it true? Let’s take a look. It started decades ago when a Dr Key examined heart risk based on how people live and what they ate. He found that in the countries where people ate more saturated fat there were more cases of heart disease, and he concluded that the fat was the cause. But the study didn’t…
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Food & nutrition
June 11, 2014

Weight loss and dieting – What am I doing wrong?

You’ve been exercising most days of the week, eating much healthier meals, and have cut out your daily sneaky packet of chips, but you’re still not seeing the results you want. Where are you going wrong? (more…)
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Food & nutrition
February 3, 2014

What we’re reading: Tim Noakes, The Real Meal Revolution

For most people, the notion of eating fat to lose weight is completely foreign – and let’s face it, hard to believe. How does it work, and how does it contribute to weight loss? Tim Noakes’ new book, The Real Meal Revolution, answers these questions and more. (more…)
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