Fat

coconut oil or sunflower oil

Which is healthier: coconut oil or sunflower oil?

All oils are around 99% fat, with 1 tablespoon containing around 100kcal. The difference lies in their mix of fatty…

How much fat in a cheese pizza?

Does eating healthily rule out a family classic? Well, it’s best saved for treat nights, but choose wisely and it…

How much saturated fat in that spread?

Watching your cholesterol? Check the amount of saturates (as well as total fat) in popular brands   Make a little…

Is cows milk good for you

How much fat in that milk drink?

The amount of fat (including saturates) in different cow’s milks and dairy-free alternatives varies widely. Use our guide to help…

diet trends making you fat

8 health trends making you fat

1 Choosing food and drink labelled ‘no added sugar’ The World Health Organization (WHO) says we need to dramatically reduce…

Is there a link between chocolate and health?

We know it probably has some health benefits, but recent headlines have made extraordinary claims. Nutritionist Fiona Hunter has the…

Saturated fat: the facts behind the headlines

The effect of saturated fat on our health has been questioned. But be careful, says our nutritionist. Official health policy…

The truth about saturated fat

The truth about saturated fat

Is saturated fat really all that bad for us? Amanda Ursell looks at the evidence to find out the truth…

Should we cut out fat?

It’s a good idea to watch the fat in our diets, especially saturates – but that doesn’t mean all fat…

alzheimer's

Facts about fats and Alzheimer’s

‘There's growing evidence suggesting the same risk factors for heart disease and stroke – such as being overweight, having hardened…

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