It surprises me how many people are still afraid to eat soy, including some nutritionists. No doubt, reading random online information about soy can be scary and confusing. Who would eat a food that purportedly causes breast cancer, thyroid disorders and even brain damage? But this information is hype and largely unfounded. I've followed research on soy foods and … Continue reading Still Afraid of Soy?
A new JAMA study published this month found that certain fats were protective from deaths related to heart disease. Which ones? Your first guess might be olive oil or omega-3s that are often praised in the media. Yes those fats were shining stars in this study, but the bigger winner was omega-6, specifically linoleic acid, a type … Continue reading An Update on Omega-6 Fats
I don't relate to people who say they loathe grocery shopping. In the right store at an ideal time without crowds of people, food shopping is like therapy. Bright lights, energizing colors, familiarity and ample choices make the experience more gratifying than clothes shopping…or at least close to it! I've always thought how great it … Continue reading How To Eat a More Plant-Based Diet
Earlier this month, milk was thrust into the spotlight questioning if Americans may be better off drinking whole milk instead of the common choice of skim. After decades of learning that skim or 1% milk is the best choice for heart health, this notion was a bit unsettling. I'd like to know the answer because … Continue reading Pour a Glass of Whole Fat or Low Fat?