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The result is high quality oil that needs no refrigeration and that lasts for up to a year in your kitchen cupboard. Read More
Omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs are increasingly recognized as important to human health. But they will only maintain their status as good fats when ingested in proper balance. Unfortunately, most Western diets today are high in omega-6s, and low in omega-3s. Read More
Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. is an expert of international renown in the field of lipid biochemistry. She has headed a number of studies on the content and effects of trans fatty acids in America and Israel, and has successfully challenged government assertions that dietary animal fat causes cancer and heart disease. Read More
Partial hydrogenation of polyunsaturated fats results in the formation of trans forms which are less effective than cis, cis forms in lowering cholesterol concentrations. It should be noted that many currently available shortening and margarines are partially hydrogenated. Read More
A recent study at the Second University of Naples, Italy, demonstrated that a Mediterranean-style diet had beneficial effects on people with the metabolic syndrome – decreasing blood pressure, body weight, levels of glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, and triglycerides and causing a significant increase in levels of HDL. Read More
Increasingly, over the past 40 years, the American diet has undergone major changes. Many of these changes involve changes of fats and oils. There has been an increasing supply of the partially hydrogenated trans-containing vegetable oils and a decreasing amount of the lauric acid-containing oils. Read More
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