Why Experts Now Think You Should Eat More Fat

According to a new study from the National Institutes of Health, a diet that reduces carbohydrates in favor of fat – including the saturated fat in meat and butter – improves nearly every health measurement, from reducing our waistlines to keeping our arteries clear, more than the low-fat diets that have been recommended for generations. “The medical establishment got it wrong,” says cardiologist Dennis Goodman, director of Integrative Medicine at New York Medical Associates. “The belief system didn’t pan out.”

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Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Fat

The whole fat-free diet craze of the 1990’s really messed up the way people think about healthy eating. But the truth is, the kind of fat you eat isn’t the same kind that makes your pants feel tight — and your body absolutely needs the delicious kind of fat to function properly.

While your activity level, age, and current health status determine exactly how much fat you should eat, the government’s  daily allowance for most women is the equivalent of five or six teaspoons of oil from food sources like avocado, peanut butter, nuts, seeds, margarine, mayo, and salad dressing.

Source: Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Fat

Some of the “signs” are worthless.  Being hungry does not indicate a need for fat in your diet.  That’s like saying craving salt means your body recognizes a deficiency – not true either.

All things in moderation…

FDA: Gluten free is now official

Starting [August 5, 2014], gluten-free has a legal definition.

…A gluten-free claim means the food contains less than 20 parts per million of gluten, the protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye, an FDA spokeswoman said, adding that this is consistent with the threshold followed by other countries and international bodies that set food safety standards.

Source: FDA Regulates Meaning of ‘Gluten-Free’

Similarly, “fat free” means there is less than 0.5 g of fat per labeled serving.  There can and will be trace amounts.