Fats and Oils

Q. Is the body unable to absorb calcium without fat?

Q. Is the body unable to absorb calcium without fat?

The question in full: Q. I recently read a newspaper article which stated that the body is unable to absorb calcium without the higher fat levels contained in full cream milk. Is it necessary to make a choice between less fat or more calcium?

27 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

 Q. What fish are oily and what is the best way to cook them to preserve their nutrients?

Q. What fish are oily and what is the best way to cook them to preserve their nutrients?

A. Eating oily fish twice a week is recommended for your overall good health, especially for your heart and blood. Oily fish...

3 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Is grapeseed oil good for lowering cholesterol, or should I stick to olive and macadamia nut oil?

Q. Is grapeseed oil good for lowering cholesterol, or should I stick to olive and macadamia nut oil?

A. All nut and seed oils give us the healthy fats important for keeping cholesterol in check. Grapeseed oil is a good oil, rich in...

30 December 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. What's better - nuts eaten whole or as spread?

Q. What's better - nuts eaten whole or as spread?

Q. I have read in some nutrition websites a couple of times that although a handful of nuts per day is good, nut butters (e.g. peanut...

23 December 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. I’ve seen DHA on food labels. What is it and where do I find it?

Q. I’ve seen DHA on food labels. What is it and where do I find it?

A. DHA stands for DocosaHexaenoic Acid and is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid that is a special component of our eyes, brain and...

25 November 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. What’s the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil?

Q. What’s the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil?

A. Fish oil and cod liver oil are two different oils even though they both come from fish and have a similar fatty acid profile.

8 October 2013 by Catherine Saxelby