saturated fats

Fatty Acids [Glossary]

Fats are made from fatty acids (FAs); generally they are put into three major groups, but each group has many different types of that type with it. The main groups are saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids; here more about the FAs in each one.

Types of fat

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.

Why eating carbs is a BAD idea for diabetics

Do you have diabetes? Search the internet, including many health sites (even the NHS’s) and you’ll see them advising carbohydrate-based meals for you. This is the worst possible thing you can do for your condition, even if you eat the oft-touted ‘healthy whole grains’. Why? 

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