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.
There’s no doubt that eating fat isn’t the dietary taboo it used to be. For years, many registered dietitians and other healthcare professionals have been telling patients that the quality of fat is more important than the quantity of fat. Yet recently, with the surge in popularity of diets like Whole30 and ketogenic, consumers are wondering if all fat — and even as much as possible — is the smartest idea of all. Check out this blog for the answers!
As a health enthusiast, I treasure summer for its warmer temperatures, longer days, abundant farmer’s markets, fruit and herb-infused waters, and the yearly food and health survey from the International Food Information Council and Foundation (IFIC). So maybe I don’t hold the same level of enthusiasm for each of these summer treats, but I really do enjoy gathering more insights about consumers, and that’s why I look forward to the 2018 Food and Health Survey. Each year, I dig in to look for contradictions. I want to know what erroneous ideas consumers hold, so I can address them in my private practice and write and speak about them to my various audiences.