The Complete Guide to Fats and Oils

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Fats and oils is still a topic that confuses many people; even nutritionists! We have learned so much new information about fats and oils in the last decade that many people simply can’t keep up! So what is the difference between saturated and unsaturated fats? What exactly does the term healthy fat mean? Which fats should be avoided? Which are best to cook with? Today I am going to cover some frequently asked questions about fats. Please leave any additional questions in the comments!

 

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Guide to Supplementation

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It can be extremely confusing when trying to figure out which supplements to take. I’ll admit it; up until I started working in a health food store I had no idea just how many supplements were out there and where to even start learning about them. So what should you look for in a supplement? And which supplements are even worth taking? Should you follow the recommendations of a health food store worker? The number one thing to know about supplementation is that eating real food is always the best way to obtain your nutrients. Why is this? Read on for the answer to all these questions and more!

 

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How to Avoid Spreading False Information

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Today I want to talk about a very important issue in the nutrition industry; information validity. There is a massive amount of straight-up wrong nutrition information out there, which makes it important to ensure you are getting your information from credible sources! Not every article you read is going to be credible, in fact, the entire article could be completely inaccurate. The problem is that people don’t check to ensure the information is true before they start telling other people about it. Every single one of us has a responsibility to ensure our information is correct (or at least, has the potential to be correct) before we start sharing it with others!

Here are 4 ways we can avoid spreading false information.

 

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8 Labels That Don’t Imply Health

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Even the unhealthiest of foods in the grocery store today are stamped with all kinds of labels. Some are put there to let you know things about the foods nutritional value, while others are simply there to make the product seem more appealing because healthy food is trendy. It can be frustrating to determine which labels actually imply that the product is healthier, and which do not. The truth is that actually none of these labels directly imply health. It is up to you to use your best judgement to determine if the food you are buying is healthy or not. Here are 8 labels that don’t automatically make the food you are buying healthy.

 

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