Trans fat was born in a laboratory as a “better butter.” Now the FDA has ruled the FrankenFat unsafe. Learn why trans fat, or partially hydrogenated oil, destroys your health, and which foods still harbor it.
For years saturated fats have been considered a health hazard but now researchers are raising questions about whether they’re as harmful as originally thought
In three years, you won’t find foods with artificial trans fats on your grocery store shelves. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stated that manufacturers have to remove all trans fat from their products in that time frame. Why wait? With a little smart shopping, you can avoid the worst type of fat now. … Read More
The science of which foods are — and aren’t — good for your heart can seem to be ever changing. Recent studies have been coming so fast that keeping up starts to feel like mission impossible. The good news is that there’s still more agreement among experts about the basics of diet and the heart … Read More
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For years, we’ve heard that saturated fat is bad for our hearts and that unsaturated fat is good. Learn which fats you can eat more of and which fats to avoid. Preventive cardiology dietitians Julia Zumpano, RD, LD, and Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, offer tips on heart-healthy eating, cooking and shopping above.
Is it okay to eat butter now? “It’s not a sin,” says Steven Nissen, MD, chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Nissen and other top cardiologists want you to know that things are changing in our view of diet and heart disease. Indeed, the new federal government-commissioned Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary … Read More
For decades, we’ve been told that fats in food are unhealthy. New research is now prompting medical experts to re-evaluate fat — and it’s not totally taboo. “A lot of what we believed about fats has turned out not to hold up to scientific scrutiny,” says Steven Nissen, MD, Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. A … Read More
Halloween is full of gorgeous colors, rich flavors and tasty traditions. But the fat and added sugar content of many candy treats can make this holiday hard on our bodies. This year, commit to a plan that balances treats and health in a creative way. Whether trick-or-treating with your kids or celebrating at a costume … Read More
If you open your refrigerator door and a pile of junk food tumbles out, your chances of eating healthy are slim. Your eating habits are only as good as your supply of food. Whether you want to lose weight, maintain a healthy weight or just clean up your diet, you should stock and arrange your … Read More