Fats (triglyceride lipids) are made up of glycerol and fatty acids; these fatty acids are either saturated, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated. They have the same basic structure (a carbon backbone with hydrogen branches and a carboxyl end); the difference lies in the number of used or spare hydrogen bonds.
Happily we don’t see so much TV advertising for fat blockers now, but they are still around and promoted all around social media. They are seriously bad news. Why?
The UK’s ‘Eatwell’ plate should be called ‘EatCrap’ plate. It shows an almost overwhelming misunderstanding of what constitutes a healthy diet. Here’s one of my takes on it:
The Mail on Sunday (18 Sept 2016) have published an eight-page pull-out, ‘Think Yourself Slim’ and promised no forbidden foods, just the power of your mind to lose weight. Let’s look at how they did.
There are four types of natural fat, saturated, mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated and, less commonly, natural transfats; we also have unnatural transfats which are sadly far too common.