Yes, Some Fats are Healthy!
Fat is bad for you, right? Otherwise, why would food companies produce items labeled “low-fat”, “reduced fat” or “fat free”? Despite the implications of many popular diets, we do need some fat in our bodies. Fat helps protect our organs from getting banged around when we move, and the right kinds of fat are important for cardiovascular health and the absorption of certain vitamins and minerals.
What we must remember, however, is that not all fat is good fat. In this episode, we discuss the roles (both good and bad) that fats play in our bodies. We also break down the types of fat, explain which ones you want to consume, and how to get them.
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- The China Study
- Vegan Eating 101: The Fat Facts
- Healthy Sources of Fat for Vegetarians
- Dietary Fats: Know Which Type to Choose
- Omega-6 Fatty Acids
- 10 Fish-Free Ways to Eat Omega-3s
Quote of the Week
When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.
— John Dryden, Poet Laureate (1668)
Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.
— Clay Shirky, American writer, consultant & teacher
Recipe of the Week
Question: What is your favorite way to consume those healthy fats?
Thanks for listening!
Peace and Veggies,
Vickie and Larissa