Fat Wrongly Given Bad Rep.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

That is headline of the article I just read in the Fort Myers News-Press. I don't regularly get the newspaper in New Orleans so it is nice to be able to read a traditional paper everyday while visiting my family here in Florida.
The book that the headline refers to is Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes. The author, Jennifer MaLagan, makes a case that fat is not only essential to good cooking but also to good health. It is important to distinguish between man-made fats and those found naturally in food.
I have always been concerned by the way we try to cut fat from our diets. Fat is found in nearly every food there is and people have been eating fat since the beginning of people on this planet. I would venture a guess that even creatures not on this planet have fat in their diet because animals need fats to survive. This book has been added to my to-read list, I am very interested to read a logical view on tweeking my diet to make it healthier not a full overhaul that will never last anyway plus the information packing into this book will be a total learning experience.

Currently "Reading":
Book - Adventures of Snip in Oregon by Betty S. Moir
Audio - Touch and Go by Studs Terkel

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