Nutrition Myths

Fat & Cholesterol

Does fiber lower cholesterol?

Does fiber lower cholesterol?

Soluble fibers lower total and LDL cholesterol by a small amount. They also exert other actions that help reduce the overall risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.

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.

Lauric acid - is it medium or long chain?

Lauric acid – is it medium or long chain?

This article describes some common myths related to categorizing lauric acid as long chain, and explains why it is actually a medium chain fatty acid. Why do we care if lauric acid is a medium or a long chain fatty acid? Medium chain fatty acids are...

Types of nuts

Types of nuts

There are two definitions of a nut: botanical and culinary. Find out what are the types of nuts and why hazelnut is the only edible nut.

What is flax?

What is flax? All about flax and flaxseeds

What is flax? Flax is a plant that is native to Western Asia. It has been used as early as 30,000 years ago. One of the earliest records of flax usage were in the Middle East by hunter-gatherers. Fibers from the wild flax plant were used to make...

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