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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No trivia or quizzes yet. Enig gave lots of technical details but rarely the big picture that would make sense out of them.

She demonstrates the positive role that saturated fats and cholesterol play in the body, which is a welcome change from the typical misinformation about yoyr usually available in the popular press. Enig lays to rest the myth that animal fats are a source of harmful trans fats. Jan 27, Margaret rated fzts it was amazing Recommends it for: From Amazon Customer Reviews: It was a little bit confusing and not very well organized.

Thanks to biochemists like Mary Enig, there is real science to show that the real stuff is what our bodies need. The facts are presented clearly and it is easy to make healthy decisions on what and what not to eat. This would be hour for a researcher. May 29, Nan youur it liked it. Lists with This Book. It breaks down the nutritional and fatty acid composition of every type of fat and oil consumed, the breakdown of different types of fats in foods, the physical properties of different fats and oils, and a knoow of all fatty acids, their chemical characteristics, and their sources.

I thought I knew it all as a dietitian, but this book changed everything. This is one of the best books I have read on the science of dietary fats. The trans in natural, animal fats are different fats than those found in hydrogenated oils, and are widely believed to have health benefits.


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Buy Know Your Fats. Nutritionists, people interested in fat. Jan 20, Carol Ann rated it it was eniig Shelves: 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. Very dry, fact based book. Oct 07, Karsten Uphill rated it it was amazing.

I didn’t like this book nearly as much as I wanted to. Tats are coming back. The authors credentials are impressive and she is truly a terrific researcher and author.

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

Some was a bit too in depth and scientific for my pea brain, but overall the message was clear-real, unprocessed fat from meat, dairy and vegetables is good for you-it’s the processed tour fake fats that are bad. When the healthcare providers know the truth about fat and cholesterol we will finally be able to prevent chronic disease and obesity. Jan 03, Suzanne rated it really liked it Shelves: Well written, well researched.

Fascinating book but difficult to read at times because it’s so medically oriented. Blog — The Daily Lipid. Javi rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Jayna rated it really liked it Aug 20, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I might recommend enif for learning about fats, although I personally think a textbook is much more straight forward, but then again a textbook might not have a holistic view about fat. Among her many accomplishments, Dr.

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

Scientifically explains why coconut oil, palm oil, butter, lard, and whole milk are quality fat. 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. There is also an incred This is more of a textbook and resource rather than easy reading, but if you are a lay person interested in fats, this will be fairly easy to read One of the nice khow about it.


This book needs to be a textbook in every medical and dietetics school. A Review of Know Your Fats: How can we possibly believe that man could improve on what God has made?

This crucial book is all about the nutrition of fats and oils. Fats are not always created equal and for the hard core nutritionist and health nut Thanks for telling us about the problem. Feb 03, Augusts Bautra rated it really liked it. Pictures of fat, fatty acid, and cholesterol molecules abound in the book, making the concepts fafs easy to visualize. Paperbackpages. After reading this book you will know all that you need to know about fats and their role in our enif.

You must be logged in to post a review. I ended up taking in MORE animal fats, less trans eniv, as well as knw refined sugars separate topic. And what you may have learned is ‘healthy fat’, may in fact not be so healthy after all.

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.