Cholesterol: the good and the bad

Cholesterol has been blamed for the development of heart disease for more than 60 years. A famous report in the 1950’s called “the seven countries study” concluded cholesterol was the cause of heart disease. However, new research suggests that cholesterol may not be responsible, and that fat in general may be good for us. So what…

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Visceral Fat Doesn’t Just Give You a Muffin Top – It Can Kill, Too

What is Visceral Fat? Excess belly fat can be unattractive, but there’s more to it than just that. Subcutaneous fat is stored below your skin, and visceral fat is stored in your abdominal area. It is packed around the spaces surrounding your major internal organs, such as your pancreas, liver and intestines. Having some visceral fat is normal, but too much…

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The coconut milk myth

Avoiding coconut milk? If you’ve been cooking with condensed or evaporated milk because you were told coconut milk is bad for you, it’s time to go back to the old recipes. Coconut milk is good fat and actually better for you. We compared the nutritional benefits of condensed milk, evaporated milk, and coconut milk and truth is coconut milk is by…

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Cholesterol: Now it’s the good guy

Cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease and fat is good for us, according to the latest research. Cholesterol has been blamed for the development of heart disease for more than 60 years. We have been told to avoid foods containing it, such as eggs, butter, and prawns. But new studies show eating food with cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease at all.…

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Health Benefits of Coconut Oil Confirmed

Fat found in coconut oil helps fight disease-causing inflammation according to an international report. Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) occurring naturally in coconuts have been found to dampen inflammatory response associated with a range of diseases including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. The report in the International Dairy Journal also found MCT’s improved insulin sensitivity, thereby helping combat the…

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Full-Fat Dairy Reduces Diabetes Risk

New studies show that eating full-fat dairy products not only halves the risk of diabetes, but lowers the risk of obesity. A 15-year US study of more than 3,300 people published last month in the journal Circulation found that people who had higher levels of three different byproducts of full-fat dairy had a 46% lower risk of developing diabetes. A…

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Butter Is Better

I remember the TV ad well. A pudgy father reached across his 1970’s vinyl-topped kitchen table with a stainless steel knife gripped awkwardly in his hand to carve thick slice of butter. Fat tongue to the side in hungry concentration, he was a red-faced caricature of impending heart failure. The message was clear: don’t be this guy;…