All fats, whether saturated or unsaturated, contain 9 calories per gram. This is more than double that of protein or carbs, which contain 4 calories per gram. Therefore, while healthy sources of fat are essential to human health, they should be consumed in moderation.
Hello everyone… I’m in the midst of a big assignment for school, so instead of moving on to the next topic in our series on fats, I decided to repost the three previous posts in the series. This will be a good review, since the last article on saturated fats, was posted almost 3 months…Read more »
Saturated Fatty Acids have been demonized since the 1970’s and as far back as the 1950’s, when Ancel Keys published his famous “7 Country Study“. However, many studies are now beginning to show that saturated fat isn’t the bad guy we’ve been led to believe. For example, tropical oils are one of the items deemed…Read more »
Keep in mind, at least 50% of the fat in our body is saturated fat. So, we have a lot of saturated fat in the body, we can’t form cells without it, but it’s bad for us? Hmmmm.
Hello everyone! I’ve just started a new class, and, after reading the syllabus, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. Plus, some of my classes require practice clients, and I have some follow up work to do with the client from my last course. My nutrient articles require a lot of work, reading, research and writing to…Read more »
At the beginning of August, I wrote the first in a series of articles on FAT. In that article, I explained that I was breaking this topic down into a series of six articles: Fat-the basics Fats to avoid Trans Fatty Acids Vegetable oils Saturated fat Unsaturated fat Omega fat Cholesterol The first article covered…Read more »
Since the 1970’s, fat has been demonized as the primary cause of heart disease. There are so many questions about fat. Is it good? Is it bad? Does it cause heart disease? Does it clog arteries? Is it the cause of our obesity epidemic? These are questions, which were all researched in the 1970’s, and…Read more »
Now, I know this is coming out VERY late today, but remember, from my food journal earlier today, I’m playing catch up this week, from my time off, changing my schedule and all that. In fact, that food journal should have been posted yesterday! Ugh! 😩 Well, it’ll all work out in the end, right? 👍…Read more »
Before I get started on the nuts and bolts of fiber, I wanted to say thank you for being so patient with me over the past couple of weeks. My life has been a bit chaotic lately. Between school, my son’s accident, and caring for him, I haven’t had a lot of time to properly…Read more »
In the past few articles in this series, we’ve discussed carbohydrates, covering the basics as well as simple sugars and the dangers of artificial sweeteners. In this edition of Ultimate Guide to Nutrients, we’ll cover complex carbohydrates: what they are and why you need them. As a refresher, carbohydrates are broken down into simple and…Read more »