From Harvard: "The Nutrition Source- Ask the Expert: Healthy Fats"
Ask the Expert: Healthy Fats - Your Nutrition Questions Answered - The Nutrition Source - Harvard School of Public Health
-fats are good
-refined carbs and low-fat frankenfoods are bad and negatively affect health in a variety of ways
-low-fat diets are not always optimal for weight loss/control
"Willett: Some types of fats are healthier than others. Unsaturated fat is the healthiest type of fat. Plant oils, such as olive, canola, corn, peanut and other nut oils; nuts, such as almonds, peanuts, walnuts, and pistachios; avocados; and fish, especially oily fish such as salmon and canned tuna, are excellent sources of unsaturated fat."
"Saturated fat is less healthy, since it raises “bad” cholesterol in the blood. We can’t completely eliminate saturated fat from our diets, though, because foods that are rich in healthy fats also contain a little bit of saturated fat. The best strategy is to limit foods that are very high in saturated fat, such as butter, cheese, and red meat"
Hopes crushed =C
Oh well, it's definitely a leap in the right direction!
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Oh, I am going to love this thread.
I saw one of my dear friends from my undergraduate years post the following on Facebook today. I honestly don't know what happened; she was so sensible when we were in school together, and she's a biochemist now, for heaven's sake!
"Tuna helper, creamy pasta, made with light margarine, skim milk, and lots of added veggies. This is a great meal. The awesome thing is I used up some of the frozen veggies I had as well as a can of peas someone left behind, I think. Zero point veggies are the best part of this, besides the taste!"
No... just... just no. Oh, my dear friend. When did Weight Watcher's shriveled old worm on a fishhook start to look appealing?
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I have gotten my sister addicted to coffee with cream ( and turned her primal and gotten her off the chronic cardio in the process) so when she asked at a well known Australian cafe chain the other day for cream on the side they only had the sweetened cream in a can, and she was informed " all cream has sugar in it". I hope she gave them her classic death stare
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Stopped at Starbucks the other day to get some cold dissolving Via. Thought it might work better for making coffee ice cream than the regular kind. Told the barista helping me that I wanted unsweetened, paid for it, and left. Got home and saw that it has sugar (like 20g per serving!), so went back. That WAS the unsweetened, the sweetened has even more sugar.
Guess I will use our real coffee next time, lesson learned. Just have to plan in advance and chill it!
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