ASK THE NUTRITIONIST: Why are low-fat foods bad for your health?

In this week’s column, Nonie De Long debunks the myths about low-fat diet that was deemed to be beneficial for health

Dear Readers,

This week’s question comes from my experience teaching nutrition in an addiction treatment centre. I ran a program that taught the clients nutrition for addiction recovery, including

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How bad will the global food crisis get?

Has the high price of food passed a peak? Even before the UN-brokered grain deal between Kyiv and Moscow gave the green light last week for shipments to leave Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, food commodity prices had been plummeting. Fears of recession, a bumper harvest in Russia and hopes of

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Don’t focus on ‘good’ or ‘bad’ food. Your lifestyle habits are key to a heart-healthy diet.

So, is it still all about “You are what you eat?”

Well, it depends if you’re practicing heart-healthy eating habits, according to the American Heart Association’s “2021 Dietary Guidance to Improve Cardiovascular Health.” The 10-point guide released Tuesday suggests that, yes, the benefits of eating healthy reduce the

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Are saturated fats from meat and dairy equally bad for the heart?

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. From a dietary perspective, it is understood that consuming foods high in saturated fat is associated with low-density lipoprotein – otherwise known as ‘bad cholesterol’ – which increases risk of cardiovascular disease.

Meat and dairy are two significant contributors of saturated

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