As you plan your daily meals and snacks, one important component of promoting physical health and a healthy, functioning brain as you age is the type and amount of fat you consume...
 

The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan.
 

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Food and Health, Prevention

All fat is composed of different fatty acids. There are saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated types. The kinds of fatty acids consumed are more important in influencing health than the total amount of fat in the diet. Animal fats tend to have a higher proportion of saturated fatty acids, and plant foods tend to have a higher proportion of monounsaturated and/or polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Cooking, Food and Health

Whether you follow a low-fat diet or prefer a higher-fat Mediterranean eating style, the reality is that fat is an essential component of our food choices, necessary for good health. We’ve see-sawed between fat-free eating plans to high-fat plans that involve adding butter to coffee. Just like in so many things, the middle ground may be the right place. Let’s take a closer look at fat!
Cooking, Food and Health

It's that special time of the week -- the time when we unveil the next installment in our 10-part series on ways to explore healthful flavors! This week we're going to focus on avocados and, as always, this discussion will include a look at the health benefits of avocados,...
Cooking

Once upon a time, the big fat question was “butter or margarine?” If you were confused back then, you’re probably throwing up your hands these days. Now it’s butter vs. stick margarine vs. tub margarine vs. olive oil vs. coconut oil vs. fish oil vs. lard... you get the...