Nutrition Myths

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What is fat?

What is fat?

This article discusses the different definitions of fat, making it clearer for you next time you read about fat, oil, lipids, triglycerides or adipose tissue.

How is margarine made?

How is margarine made?

The main components of margarines are oils usually extracted from genetically modified oilseeds. Its production is quite complex and involves several chemicals, such as pesticides.

Why we need fat in our diet?

Why we need fat in our diet?

Fats play a crucial role in our diet and are an important part of our body composition. Too much fat stored in our body, however, causes a wide range of health problems.

Why are trans fats harmful?

Why are trans fats harmful?

Trans fat is one of the most harmful component in foods. There is strong evidence proving that they affect cardiovascular health, one of the top killers in the western world.

Fatty acid composition of foods

Fatty acid composition of foods

A comprehensive list of foods with their fatty acid composition including saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Fatty acids contents are shown in grams per 100g of food.

What is margarine?

What is margarine?

Margarine is described as a concoction of artificially modified substances that was created as a cheap substitute for natural butter.

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