Times have changed: Whereas fats of all kinds used to be deemed the villains of the health food world, they're now the darlings.
That's right - even saturated fats from dairy and grass-fed animal products as well as palm oil and coconut oil has been given the all-clear by experts and organisations!
What's more, some studies have found that eating a combination of fats naturally aids in weig... ››› more
Avocados are one seriously versatile fruit - yup, it's a fruit! Packed with healthy fats, disease-fighting antioxidants and a host of vitamins and minerals (about 20, to be exact), the luscious gems are one of the most rich, satisfying and downright delicious foods on the planet.
By now you already know that avocados help lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels and are therefore excellen... ››› more
Who doesn't love energy balls? They make for a tasty on-the-go breakfast or satisfying snack! And this recipe, which features macadamia nuts and cranberry, packs loads of health benefits, from improved metabolism, to blood sugar regulation.
For the recipe for tasty (and easy-to-make) macadamia and cranberry energy balls, plus more about the key benefits they offer, read on!
Why you should sn... ››› more
Fat is a macronutrient that packs some serious anti-ageing benefits. Needless to say, you should be using it both inside and out!
There are so many fatty natural oils out there that make for powerful anti-ageing beauty foods when you use them both internally and externally. But which ones are the best?
Read on for four fatty oils that are sure to leave you feeling and looking amazing from t... ››› more
Let me put it this way to you: Fat can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Good fats—your best friend—are fats that exist as nature intended them and are unrefined. Bad fats—the refined fats—include fats from processed vegetable oils like corn oil and sunflower oil.
Saturated fat has actually been wrongly demonised. In 2010, a meta-analysis found no significant evidence that dietar... ››› more
The world faces an epidemic of insulin resistance and diabetes…
If you're serious about trying to prevent getting diabetes, here's some great news: By simply eating more healthy fats like nuts, seeds and vegetable oils while limiting your intake of refined carbohydrates and animal fats, you can significantly lower your risk!
These findings go according to a new large study published in PLO... ››› more
If you had to choose just one thing to keep healthy, it should be your heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, with one out of every four deaths in the country relating to it…
The most popular heart health drugs are statins. They're so popular that the pharmaceutical industry made a whopping $30 billion on statin sales last year alone! However, these drugs have nasty sid... ››› more
Fats have always gotten a bad rap, but now, research is starting to show that certain fats can in fact be beneficial thanks to their health-enhancing properties.
From keeping your cholesterol levels steady to helping drop excess weight to giving you healthy hair and nails, your body will only benefit from the following four fats.
Four healthy fats to add to your diet
The... ››› more
Are you looking for something quick, easy as well as tasty to toss up at lunchtime? Then this colourful cabbage and hemp salad recipe is just the thing for you!
This delicious salad incorporates a variety of colour, which is essential for obtaining a vast amount of nutrients in a single meal. It's sure to stave off midday slumps and instead give you a great energy boost!
With added hemp seed... ››› more
A few renowned nutritionists and doctors are publishing books this year debunking the numerous myths surrounding dietary fat and showing how eating a higher-fat diet can keep you lean and healthy.
(Stay tuned: Dietary fat will be the hot topic this year!)
If you want to get ahead of the trend, here are 10 ten dietary rules that everyone needs to know about fat right now.
Ten facts about ... ››› more
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