We had a good response to the last article on coconut oil! The responses actually had us (mainly Lora!) doing even more digging into what we know and don't know about coconut oil, it's composition and how different fats break down in the body. I think it's important to remember that there are times that we do not know the answer. In those times, we have to make our most educated "best guess" and move on. My choice might not be your choice. That's ok. We don't have to spend all … [Read more...]
Q&A: Since coconut oil is high in saturated fat, should I just avoid it?
After the olive oil article Lora wrote last week, we had a question about coconut oil from a reader on my facebook page. So we decided coconut oil would be a good topic for the next Q&A! Don't forget about our seminar this Thursday evening at Cancer Services' office in Winston-Salem. Cancer Nutrition Myths and Truths: Thursday 1/29 at 5:30pm. We will be demonstrating and tasting 3 recipes and giving you some of the ingredients for you to take home and try yourself. We'd … [Read more...]
Dietary Fat Recommendations: Have The Experts Been Lying?
A friend of mine asked me for my thoughts on a blog post titled "Top 9 Biggest Lies About Dietary Fat and Cholesterol". It's really great that my friend is interested in the opinion from someone who has been trained in nutrition (that's me!). It's important that consumers are skeptical about what nutrition information to believe. Lots of bloggers like to present themselves as experts. Just because you feed people doesn't make you a nutrition expert. That's all I'm going to say … [Read more...]
How Much Protein Do I Need?
I was talking with one of my readers over the weekend about my last article on how much protein to have at breakfast. She said, "I read the article that you linked to and it suggested a 30/30/30 approach for grams of protein at meals. Do I need that much protein?". Such a great question! Here's my take on it: Average Protein Needs Each person's nutrient needs are a little different, and you actually have some leeway with how much of each to have. You already know how I … [Read more...]