Food regulations and policies have impact not only on information available to consumers when making food purchase decisions, but also in food communications and advertising and as motivation to the food industry to reformulate products to be more nutritious. As food regulations are always evolving, dietitians and all nutrition and health professionals must stay apprised of changes to best advise consumers. Learn about current updates on food regulations and policies in this blog post.
As with many areas of nutrition, the benefits and potential risks of omega-6 fatty acids is a topic of ongoing research. Much of the attention directed toward this fatty acid relates to its possible role in inflammation. We covered this topic in a recent blog post and now want to discuss new science supporting the benefits this polyunsaturated fat. Read more!
The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids to heart health are well-established. These healthy fats have been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by improving blood vessel function as well as reducing inflammation, platelet aggregation, blood pressure and triglycerides. However, while scientific evidence linking these heart benefits to dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids is strong, the effects of supplementation are unclear, as research has yielded mix results. Dive into this blog post to learn more and discover tips for talking with clients about this topic.
While scientific evidence supporting the health impact of good fats is robust, research continues to uncover potential benefits, and 2018 was no exception. In this blog post, we are sharing three interesting 2018 studies on healthy fats and what they unveiled.
Consumers are increasingly interested in using food to promote good health or help manage health conditions. Because replacing saturated and trans fats with polyunsaturated fats (omega-3, omega-6) and monounsaturated fats (omega-9) is a smart way to promote health and reduce key risk factors for several diseases, the Good Fats 101 team has developed new ‘If This, Then That’ flip cards. Use these cards with clients, customers and colleagues to help connect the dots between good fats and health benefits.