Healthful fat 2017 [Mini Guide]
For decades, Americans were encouraged to avoid dietary fat. We scrambled up fat-free Egg Beaters instead of real eggs, slathered jumbo bagels with low-fat cream cheese and even opted for fat-free ice cream—all considered healthier than the “artery-clogging” and “fattening” fats found in the real versions. But what most people didn’t realize was that, in lieu of fat, food companies loaded these products with sugar, presumed to be less harmful.
In recent years, research has revealed that fat isn’t the devil it was made out to be. Studies have shown that several types of dietary fats can in fact have health benefits. Added sugars, on the other hand, have been exposed as a major culprit in America’s obesity epidemic. In fact, we now know the sugar industry paid off scientists in the 1960s to skew their research to exonerate sugar as fattening and instead crucify saturated fat.
In this guide, discover the truth about healthful fats and ingredients on the forefront of the healthy fats movement.