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The skinny on fats

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20 years ago the blanket rule on fats was that they were all bad and should all be avoided. Fats were fats and all of it was a death wish waiting to punch on with our cardiovascular system. Since then, more research has been conducted to determine what it is about fats that makes them bad for us, and potentially any positive benefits that may come from fats. When nutritionists talk about fats they usually refer to good fats and bad fats (covered off in our cooking oils article).

What is “bad fats?

Bad fats are responsible …

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The curious case of coconut

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Coconut seems to be one of those mysterious dietary items that at one point was just minding its own business, and then WHAM! It’s the greatest source of magnificence in the history of the world. Milk, water, oil, cream, desiccated, chunks, whole. If you aren’t on it you should be, and if you are, double it. Out of nowhere it has become one of the most talked about dietary items on the planet. As was the case with our cacao article, we heard “super-food” and thought “could be marketing cheekiness”. So we did some digging…

Coconut oil

Good times

The …

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Cooking oils: the good, bad, & ugly

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Something as simple as choosing the right cooking oil can be the difference between a meal being a healthy culinary success or a greasy health risk. As the old, completely unrelated television commercial used to say: oils ain’t oils!

To skip the science and get straight to the recommendations, click here.

What’s the difference?

Fundamentally, the difference between a healthy cooking oil and an unhealthy cooking oil depends on the type of fat that it is comprised of. There are two types of fats that cooking oils derive from, being saturated fats and unsaturated fats. The difference between …

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