Category Archives: Nutrition for Health

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Bisphenol-A: A silent killer?

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a hormone-like chemical that has been associated with endocrine dysfunction and certain cancers.  Since it acts like a hormone, it can disrupt the normal hormonal cascade that happens through our everyday metabolic activities.   Evidence from numerous studies … Continue reading

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Supersupplement: Omega-3 Fatty Acids, revisited

I know I’ve covered this subject before, but I have to stress that this supplement is one of the few that can be labeled as a supersupplement.   Uncontrolled inflammation in the body is responsible for many conditions from chronic … Continue reading

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Omega-3 fatty acids

What are omega 3 fatty acids? They are polyunsaturated fatty acids or PUFAs (see my last post).  They have a unique chemical structure which gives them their name.  Omega-3 fatty acids (or foods that are high on Omega-3 fatty acids) are essential … Continue reading

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Understanding Dietary Fat Terminology: Unsaturated Fats

What are dietary unsaturated fats?  If you read my earlier posts, you would answer that they are fats (triglycerides) found in food that have predominantly fatty acids with at least one carbon-to-carbon double bond.  Unsaturated fats tend to be oily … Continue reading

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Understanding Fat Terminology: Saturated Fats

Let’s start with the “enemy”.  The delicious and sometimes lethal saturated fat. Because of its chemical composition saturated fat tends to be solid at room temperature. You can spot it easily when you leave your meal out and see how … Continue reading

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Understanding Dietary Fat terminology-Part One

When you read articles about fats, authors are usually referring to triglycerides. When you eat something fatty like ice cream or a steak, you are consuming countless triglyceride molecules.  Each triglyceride molecule (image on the left) is composed of three … Continue reading

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Fats are not the Enemy

True or False?  The mere consumption of fats make you fat.  False!  Overconsumption of food makes you fat regardless of its composition.  There is a weight loss industry out there that benefits from general misunderstanding in the field of nutrition … Continue reading

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