There are a lot of claims being made about whether or not a certain food or nutrient is 'healthy'. This can make it hard to uncover the truth. Look at our take on some of the most discussed items below.
In short, no, and we continue to recommend replacing saturated fats in our diets with unsaturated fats
There is little evidence to support coconut oil being called a 'superfood', we suggest using other liquid plant oils
Consuming too much sugar can contribute to increased body weight and may lead to high cholesterol and triglycerides, and type 2 diabetes.
While egg yolks are high in cholesterol, it is saturated fatty acids that have a greater effect on our blood cholesterol levels
Even if your blood pressure is normal, it is important to take steps to keep your salt intake low
Drinking alcohol comes with risks to health, and not drinking alcohol is a healthy choice.
The latest evidence still supports that reduced-fat dairy is the best choice for your heart.
Our review of the latest evidence shows that it’s the quality of carbohydrate that is most important.
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