Just say yes to fats! If you’re a little skeptical about adding calorie-rich fats to your food, you’re not alone. After decades of being told to cut it from our diets, most Americans are still warming up to the idea that certain fats can actually be good for you.
A study published last year in The Journal of the American Medicine Association revealed that decades of research linking sugar to heart disease and weight gain was quietly downplayed, shifting the blame to dietary fat instead. Despite a surge in the popularity of low-fat versions of cookies, crackers, dairy products and the like, our waistlines refused to budge. In fact, we saw an alarming rise in obesity.