Mooove over, butter. Everything from “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!” to “plant” and “oat milk” butters are vying to unseat the spreadable dairy fat. That’s a good thing. Most wannabes have far less artery-clogging saturated fat...and more heart-healthy unsaturated fat. Here are 8 tips to help you find the best non-butters, plus what else does (or doesn't) matter.
Lowering your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol cuts your risk of a heart attack. How to do it? Replace saturated fats (red meat, cheese, butter, coconut oil, fatty sweets, etc.) with unsaturated fats (oil, salad dressing, mayo, nuts, fish, avocado, etc.).
When it comes to staying healthy, sometimes it’s hard to know what to believe. Some advice is backed by solid evidence, and some is anything but. Here’s the scoop on some recent scuttlebutt that you may have heard.
Many people don’t get enough fiber, vitamin D, calcium, or potassium. Others are seeking more protein (whether they need it or not). But we may be looking in the wrong places. Here’s a handful of foods with less (or more) of those nutrients than you might expect.
Keep scrolling to see foods with surprisingly high (or low) levels of nutrients we overdo (added sugar, saturated fat, and sodium).
Adaptogens. Butter coffee. Essential oils. You can find them on websites ranging from Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop to Alex Jones’s Infowars. Can they curb stress, fight fatigue, or make you sharper? Or do they just lighten your pocketbook?
It’s one of the best-established medical facts: Lowering your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol cuts your risk of a heart attack. How to do it? Replace bad fats (red meat, cheese, butter, coconut oil, fatty sweets, etc.) with good fats (oil, salad dressing, mayo, nuts, fish, avocado, etc.).