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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Copyright Chris Masterjohn Home Blog About Contact Search. Great book on rethinking medium chain fatty acids they are actually good for you such as coconut oil.

Pretty dry and dense. Jayna rated it really liked it Aug 20, Mary Enig is a nutritional consultant, has advised state and Federal governments, and served as a Contributing Editor of the journal Clinical Nutrition and Consulting Editor of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. In her extensive discussion of trans fats, Dr.

Javi rated it it was amazing Sep 20, knnow See enif question about Know Your Fats…. Thanks to biochemists like Mary Enig, there is real science to show that the real stuff is what our bodies need.

While this book doesn’t carry the excitement of the politically charged tale of folly and deception in research told by The Cholesterol Mythsit is an excellent resource for anyone interested in gaining a basic education about fats and oil. And what you may have learned is ‘healthy fat’, may in fact not be so healthy after all. 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 listing of all fatty acids, their chemical characteristics, and their sources.


This crucial book is all about the nutrition of fats and oils. It was hard for me to understand some parts but this is a good reference to have on the shelf for any nutritionist. Some fascinating reads in here about the corruption and expose of what food industry will do the little guy regarding the propaganda waged against tropical oils. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. This author is very well versed in the composition and use of the fats and oils and does a great job is separating the science from the nonsense.

It is certainly different. 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.

Mar 08, Naomi rated it it was amazing.

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

What is the difference between a fat and a fatty acid? Enig was one of the first major critics of trans fats, many years before the bad news about trans fats broke into the popular press. The results over a three month period are as follows: Pictures of fat, fatty acid, and cholesterol molecules abound in the book, making the concepts very easy to visualize. Jul 26, Jeannie Romanello rated it it was amazing. This book was recommended by a friend and I use it frequently as a reference book.

Maureen rated it really liked it Aug 21, May 30, Raechelle Thomas rated it really liked it. From acclaimed biochemist and Dr.


She also drums in a very important yoyr – you are far better off without trans fats, while much better of with a plentiful serving o Enig’s book is very accessible and accomplishes the goal of broad, yet in-depth instruction in the biochemistry of fat as a dietary component perfectly. Mar 22, Cavin Balaster rated it really liked it Shelves: Thus, it is hydrogenation that engi the problem– not trans fats per se.

Lolobull rated it it was amazing Feb 18, Fats are not always created equal and for the hard core nutritionist and health nut Reliable information, however, if you’re interested.

A Enif of Know Your Fats: Jan 20, Carol Ann rated it it was amazing Fsts This book needs to be a textbook in every medical and dietetics school. 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 things about it. The facts are presented clearly and it is easy to make healthy decisions on what and what not to eat.

Scientifically explains why coconut oil, palm oil, butter, lard, and whole milk are quality fat.

Know Your Fats!

This would be good for a researcher. Fascinating book but difficult to read at times because it’s so medically oriented.

Know Your Fats has the distinction of being the only book about fats written for a popular audience and by an actual lipid scientist.