Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Food Pyramid Update: Fat's Back!

According to a new study by universities in the Netherlands, the "dietary intake of saturated fatty acids (SAFA) is associated with a modest increase in serum total cholesterol, but not with cardiovascular disease."

Translated, that seems to be a green light for more saturated fats in our diet. The bad news is that we'll most likely need to hold off on carbs, especially those with "a high glycaemic index."

In other words, look for foods that haven't been processed so much (whole grain or sourdough breads are good choices), cut back on the taters, stock up on quinoa (which, by the way, is generally considered Kosher for Passover).


[Hat Tip: Hunter-Gatherer]
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