What choices have you made today? What you’ll eat for breakfast? Where you’ll go for lunch? What you’ll do this weekend? Where you’ll vacation this summer? If you’ll go to work tomorrow? We make choices all the time. Some are easy, some are harder. Some we don’t even think of […]
Years ago, I was out shopping with the guy I was dating at the time – I’ll call him “John.” We saw a refrigerator magnet that said, “The best things in life are not things.” It seemed like such a nice sentiment. “The best things in life are not things.” It’s so true, isn’t it? I pointed it out to “John” and he turned around and bought it for me.
Polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) are considered to be our essential or healing fats. These fats cannot be made by the human body. They only come from fats and so are missing in a fat-free diet. Why We Need Polyunsaturated Fats (PUFAs) Polyunsaturated fats are required for normal functioning of our cells, […]
Continuing the Facts on Fats series, let’s look at monounsaturated fats, or MUFAs. We talked about these earlier when discussing saturated fats. You may recall that long chain saturated fats – which include beef, mutton, pork, dairy, and cocoa butter – are converted into monounsaturated fatty acids in the liver. […]
Cholesterol, though much-maligned in recent years, is actually beneficial and in fact essential to a healthy body! With all the talk about bad cholesterol and about the need to lower our blood cholesterol levels, you might find that sentence surprising. If you think about it, though, it makes sense. Why […]