Are All Fats Bad For You?

By January 2006, the United States FDA has finally required food products to indicate the amount of trans-fats, in their food labels. What is disturbing though is that today, over 40 percent of the products in supermarkets have trans-fats in them! What’s even worse is that even most grocery meats are also filled with pesticides, drugs, and hormones which all get transported to our bodies when we eat them!

Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fat by Mary Enig, Sally Fallon

Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fat by Mary Enig, Sally Fallon teaches a lot about the modern American diet and how we approach this low-fat craze and why “one size fits all” diets don’t work for all of us. Enig and Fallon also cast light on the way we’ve been taught to eat, which is actually a catalyst in increasing the rate of degenerative disease such as thyroid issues.

Is Coconut Oil A Superfood?

Now that we all know just how beneficial coconut oil can be, the only question is, just how should we be using it?  What products are available? Natural, organic, virgin coconut oil provides all the benefits mentioned above because it contains all of the ingredients needed to provide them. Its major disadvantage may be that it is a solid substance at room temperature. Another choice to consider is fractionated coconut oil, which is a distilled version of the original. Fractionization allows the long-chain fatty acids contained in virgin coconut oil to solidify and be removed, leaving an ultra-light, odorless oil that will remain liquid at cooler temperatures. (this is called oil-pulling) This means that it will be more easily absorbed by the skin if you are considering using it topically.

Supplements For Seniors Part 4: Superfood Juices And Smoothies

A glass of orange juice combines all the fructose (sugar) from a couple of sections of fruit. OJ contains a greater number of calories than pop, be that as it may it tends to be eaten up in more diminutive servings. Squeezed orange juice has 112 calories, pressed apple has 114 calories, and grape juice packs an astounding 152 calories, as demonstrated by the U.S. Branch of Cultivating. The same measure of Coke has 97 calories, and Pepsi has 100 calories.

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