FDA Moves Toward Total Ban on Trans Fats

The Food and Drug Administration has taken a major first step in requiring all food manufacturers to eventually phase out artificial trans fat from their products, particularly processed foods. The agency has made a primary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, the source of trans fat in processed foods, are no longer “generally recognized as safe.” … Read More

New Study: Bacon May Hurt Male Fertility

Oh, the world can be cruel. Those guys out there who want to be fathers, we’re sorry to report on a new study suggesting that bacon may hurt your fertility. Recently published research suggests that men who eat more processed meats – including hamburgers and hot dogs, as well as bacon – might have a … Read More

Dieters: Don’t Ditch These 5 Foods

Are fruits and veggies the only food groups on your diet shopping list? If so, you’re missing out on the opportunity to get important vitamins and minerals, burn some fat and stay full longer. Amy Jamieson-Petonic, MEd, RD, suggests keeping the following foods in your diet — even when you’re on a diet. ‘Fall’ in … Read More

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5 Tips for Eating Good Fats

Not all fats are created equal, as I discussed in my last blog post. But if you want to enjoy the healthy — and tasty! — benefits of those good-for-you monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats such as omega-3 fatty acids, you need to cook and eat smartly. Use these simple culinary tips to make the … Read More

Diet Showdown: Good Fats vs. Bad Fats

Fat — it gets a bad rap, doesn’t it? But is its reputation fair? Although saturated fat and trans fat clearly have been shown to increase our risk for negative health outcomes, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats do quite the opposite. Isn’t it time we re-evaluate the fat in our diet to ensure we are … Read More