Inflammation

Overview If you’ve ever had your fingers cut or your hand twisted, you’ve had inflammation. Science believes that inflammation is the key player in chronic diseases such as diabetes and atherosclerosis. What exactly is inflammation? Inflammation is a natural response of the immune system aimed to protect the body from invaders. It happens as the […]

Choosing healthy fat

Since fat’s reputation has been tarnished, people have avoided it in their diets. Despite growing awareness of low-fat products and ongoing efforts, the world is becoming fatter and thicker, with approximately one-third of the population overweight or obese. Furthermore, the global prevalence of obesity has more than doubled in more than 70 countries. One of […]

A guide to different types of fat

Overview Fat is an essential nutrient for the human body. It serves various body functions include enhancing the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins; A, D, E and K as well as providing a concentrated source of energy. However, not all fats are created equal. Some of them are heart-healthy or also known as the good fat, […]