Category Archives: Fat types

Omega- 3s and Omega- 6s: Fishing for good health

Dear readers, please read my posts on types and functions of fats as this post is a more in-depth continuation of those articles. Quantity vs Quality: The Institute of Medicine recommends a total fat intake of 20% to 35% of total … Continue reading

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Cracking the coconut and saturated fat controversy!

If you are one of the many folks who recently tossed olive oil in favor of coconut oil, read on… you definitely do not want to miss this one… Is saturated fat the real culprit? The relationship between saturated fats and an … Continue reading

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Is this the beginning of the end for trans fats?

In November 2013, news that the FDA (finally) had made a tentative determination that partially hydrogenated vegetable oils were no longer GRAS or “generally recognized as safe”, hit the wires. With that, these food ingredients that have already received a well-deserved … Continue reading

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