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Why Even Natural Butter isn’t Better

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It’s come to my attention that Americans ate 5.6 POUNDS of butter in 2012 – marking a 40 year high consumption rate, according to the American Butter Institute. Ok, I’ll give it to you. If you ditched butter for the “healthier” margarine (which now we know isn’t true), and are now going for the real deal, good for you. But that butter is adding 243mg of cholesterol per stick into your diet. And if you’re one of the Americans eating nearly six pounds of it a year – that adds up to over 1360 mg of cholesterol JUST from the […]

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Clearing the Cholesterol Confusion

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There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding coconut oil, mainly when it comes to cholesterol. Until recently, we were told all fats were bad and did the same harm to our bodies. In fact, that’s not the case at all. Coconut oil isn’t like “other” fats – and by “other” we mean butter and hydrogenated vegetable oils. Dr. Mark Hyman, a physician specializing in functional medicine, puts it simply: “fat does not make you fat or sick.” He says the original study linking heart disease and fat together was flawed in making a causation conclusion. “Every day, you wake up […]

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Coconut Cauliflower Stir Fry: A Purple Cooking Adventure

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With today being National Cook Something Bold Day, we wanted to share a colorful recipe brought to you by a guest blogger, Priya Bhasin. We absolutely fell in love with the colors and idea behind this dish, which is perfect for those following a Paleo Diet. Let’s take a look at what Priya created for this festive evening: I have been trying to JERF (Just Eat Real Food) for a couple of years now. Eating a plant based Paleo/primal diet can, however, get a little boring at times. You often want to try new foods in order to break up […]

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