TAG: Fat

Why We Should Be Nutty for Nuts

Nutty for Nuts

Nuts have had a roller-coaster of a time in the last few years. They are in fashion one minute, then out the next. As they are a high-fat food, health concious people commonly avoid them. However, they are actually packed with good fats which are necessary for your metabolism and heart function. Apparently a handful of nuts a day can rapidly reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. They provide a balance of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which help manage cholesterol and body weight. They contain high levels of Plant Omega-3’s which have heart health properties and anti-aging benefits…. read more

World’s Largest Fat-Fuelled Power Station Planned for London

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It costs Thames Water about £1 million per month to clear out blockages in sewers, about half of which are caused by fat being discarded down the drain. But a new initiative will take a bite out of those costs by taking these “fatbergs”, as well as used fat and oil from restaurants, and turning them into energy. According to Thames Water, fat, oil, and grease (FOG) will be collected and fed into what they’re saying will be “the world’s largest fat-fuelled power station” in East London. The fat-fuelled plant is being developed by 20C, and is said to be… read more

Is Butter Better?

Butter vs spreads

A well-researched article provided by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD (2000) makes a strong case for the superiority of butter in terms of nutritional value and health-promoting effects: Butter is a dietary staple among many healthy peoples around the world. Butter contains vitamin A, which supports adrenal and thyroid health. Butter contains vitamin D, which reduces the risk of osteoporosis, cancer, and other health problems. Antioxidants in butter protect against free radical damage that can cause cancer and heart disease. Butter fat contains glycospingolipids, which offer some protection against nasty gastrointestinal infections. Many people choose margarine over butter… read more