The Good Fats 101 staff joined approximately 12,000 food and nutrition professionals in Washington, DC, for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE®). The FNCE® frenzy of educational sessions, awards, keynote addresses, receptions, yoga sessions and catching up with friends never let up, but we still had plenty of time and energy to share all things good fats on the Expo floor. Keep reading to hear about the full FNCE® experience!
Consumers want to know which foods quell inflammation to help them manage pain from arthritis, lessen the symptoms of asthma and reduce their chances of developing type 2 diabetes or having a heart attack. There’s some good news for consumers. Research suggests that different dietary patterns can increase or decrease levels of various inflammatory markers in the blood. However, headlines claiming that this food or that food affects chronic inflammation are often premature, over generalized, based on pre-clinical research, not considering the total diet, and confusing to consumers. This post takes a brief look at the roles of dietary fat on the inflammatory response.
Move over coconut oil! There’s a new trendy fat moving in. It’s ghee. Maybe you've heard about ghee from friends or family members, read about it in a magazine or online or saw it promoted on social media. But, what is it and is it a healthy fat? Good Fats 101 expert Jill Weisenberger shares the 411 on the trendy fat in this blog post.