Know Your Fats has ratings and 23 reviews. Barb said: A A list of recommended reading included this book by Mary Enig. Provides an excellent basic. A Review of Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol, by Mary G. Enig, PhD. While Enig agrees with the overall thrust of Taubes’s argument – that low-fat diets ME | I wrote Know Your Fats because so many people I know, including.

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Enig, being a scientist, does not shy away from fat-chem and provides a perfectly lucid explanation of what fats are and how they are differentiated into saturated, monounsaturated and plyunsaturated groups. Provides an excellent basic primer on all fats. It’s amazing this information was known 10 years ago and so many think low fat is healthy. This book was too technical for me with chemistry and detailed information.

Jan 20, Carol Ann rated it it was amazing Shelves: Books by Mary G. I wish this book had gone into more detail about mechanisms rather than just outcomes. Open Preview See a Problem? Dec 07, Katharine rated it it was ok. Proscriptions aside this is a useful background resource on all the fats you can eat. To read, or not to read about fat, that is the question. I thought I knew it all as a dietitian, but this book changed everything.

Pretty dry and dense. Kno 09, Patty marked it as to-read. Description Additional information Reviews 0 From acclaimed biochemist and Dr. There is also an incredibly interesting read about how the propaganda again coconut oil started, written by the person who was personally involved with it.

If you are curious about what to bake with and cook with for various situations, this book will help solve that dilemma. The potential of this book as a reference material is impressive.


The processed food industry makers of margarine, canola type oils, heavily processed vegetable oils have worked hard funding and promoting inept and incorrect studies and claims that REAL food is bad and FAKE food is good. She also drums in a very important message – you are far better off without trans fats, while much better oyur with a plentiful serving o Enig’s book is very accessible and accomplishes the goal of broad, yet in-depth instruction in the biochemistry of fat as a dietary component perfectly.

See 1 question about Know Your Fats…. A must-read for anyone, but an especially viable reference for anyone in the health industry. Javi rated it it was amazing Sep fatz, Nov 08, Trisha rated it liked it. To ask other readers questions about Know Your Fatsplease sign up.

Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol

May 29, Nan rated it liked it. Oct 07, Karsten Uphill rated it it was amazing. Kitchen shelf keeper for a reference. Eni 08, Naomi rated it it was amazing. Can this book be read on-line?

This author is very well versed in the composition and use of the fats and oils and does a great job is separating the science from the nonsense. Aug 28, Lynn rated it really liked it. It is certainly different.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lnow explains, in an easy to read and unbiased format, the truth about fat and cholesterol. Enig was one of the first major critics of trans fats, many years before the bad news about trans fats broke into the popular press.

Refresh and try emig. Buy Know Your Fats. This book should be read by everyone who ffats about how their dietary choices affect their health and wellbeing, furthermore, beyond appealing to pro-fat people with the in-depth data on fatty acid composition of most comercially available oils and fats, Know Your Fats should be an eye-opening must-read for every vegan and healthy eating enthusiast on the planet.


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This book provides everything you need to know to make an informed choice on fat. If you’re looking to discover the history of fats in terms of labeling and so on, this book has a lot of detail about that. What is the difference between a saturated fat and an unsaturated fat? If you care about healthy fats and want to know more about the good side of cholesterol and saturated fat, this is a must fas She also drums in a very important message – you are far better off without trans fats, while much better of with a plentiful serving of saturated animal fats.

Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol

Jan 07, Nadia rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 10, Dave Riley rated it it was ok Shelves: Book and Video Reviews. Includes bibliographical references p.

Aug 16, Xavier rated it liked it. The information is detailed and scientific, but written in a way that is easy for the fate to understand.

Know Your Fats belongs on the shelf of anyone needing a reference for information on fats and oils, and deserves a read by anyone interested in receiving a basic education about fats by a practicing lipid scientist, unaffected by the advice of politically correct nutrition.

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