The amount of misinformation surrounding the subject of fats is astounding. People are still being told to choose margarine over butter and that oils such as canola or soybean oil are good for you. 408 more words
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Another year comes the “Fatty Thursday” (known as “Dijous Gras” in catalan, or “Jueves Lardero” in Spanish), a gastronomic day in honor of the “fat” that announces the start of carnival before Lent, a period traditionally characterized by restricting the consumption of meat products and the practice of fasting . 627 more words
You’re walking down the grocery store aisles. It’s just a normal day, a normal shopping trip. You see item after item with labels like “low-fat,” “reduced fat,” “no saturated fats,” and “50% less fat!” Chances are, you’ve probably never closely questioned this for at least the majority of your life. 841 more words
One of my late grandmothers-in-law was a Londoner, born and bred.
One of her maxims was ‘the old ways are the best’.
Although she went to her rest several years ago, I often think of that saying every time new health advice makes the headlines. 705 more words