Eat Fat to Lose Weight? Separating the Fat from the Fiction

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In a recent webinar I gave, one of the participants asked the following question: “I keep reading everywhere that fat is good for you. I remember my doctor saying that I should reduce the amount of fat I eat to prevent heart disease. I’m confused. Which statement is correct?” My response was both are correct! […]

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Their Role in Inflammation

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What are essential fatty acids? There are three essential fatty acids. They are called essential to human health because the body cannot make them. They are the Omega-3s, the Omega-6s and the Omega-7s. Another fatty acid is called Omega-9. It is not essential since the body can make it. Omega-7s are relatively new, but have […]

Good Fats and Fatty Substances

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The Skinny on Fats Fats and oils are part of a healthy diet and play many important roles in the body. Fat provides energy and is a carrier of important nutrients such as vitamins A, D, E, and K and carotenoids derived from vitamin A. But fat can impact the health of our hearts and arteries […]

Can You Eat Fat to Lose Fat?

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A new study from Kyoto, Japan suggests that fish oil can change fat storage cells in our bodies into those that burn fat. This can result in less midlife weight gain and better results when you “diet.” Scientists have known for some time that “white” fat cells store fat and “brown” fat cells burn fat. […]