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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What is the difference between a fat and a fatty acid? Mar 08, Naomi rated it it was amazing.

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 and fake fats that are bad. Can this book be read on-line?

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

While the book is quite complex, it is indeed thorough and serves to demystify the fatw of the several types of saturated and unsaturated fats in our diet, and what fats are most important for brain and yor health. Enig, often regarded as the “brains” behind the Weston Price Foundation, struts her stuff in this book in such a way that may be a bit much for the layman beware, there are graphs of fat molecules.


You must be logged in to post a review. Click here for more information. If you’re looking to discover the history of fats in terms of labeling and so on, this book has a lot of detail about that.

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

What is the nutritional value of different types of fat? Return to Book Page. Jan 20, Carol Ann rated it it was amazing Shelves: Paperbackpages. It was a little bit confusing and not very well organized. Provides an excellent basic primer on all fats.

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This book should be read by everyone who cares about how their dietary choices affect their health and wellbeing, furthermore, beyond appealing to pro-fat people with the eniy data on fatty acid composition of most comercially available oils and fats, Know Your Fats should be an eye-opening must-read for every vegan and healthy eating enthusiast on the planet.

Javi rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Want to Read saving…. What is the difference between a saturated fat and an unsaturated fat?

To ask other readers questions about Know Your Fatsplease sign up. Pictures of fat, fatty acid, and cholesterol molecules abound in the book, making knoa concepts very easy to visualize.

If you Review from a nutrition student: A Review of Know Your Fats: Book and Video Reviews. Jan 03, Suzanne rated it really liked it Shelves: Rachel enjg it really liked it Apr 11, Thanks to biochemists like Mary Enig, there is real science to show that the real stuff is what our bodies need.


The potential of this book as a reference material is impressive. The facts are presented clearly and it is easy to make healthy decisions on what and enlg not to eat. Know Your Fats has the distinction of being the only book about fats written for a popular audience and by an actual lipid scientist.

Aug 25, Erin Stuhlsatz rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.

Know Your Fats!

And what you may have learned is ‘healthy fat’, may in fact not be so healthy after all. Enig gave lots knod technical details but rarely the big picture that would make sense out of them. Thanks to biochemists like Mary Enig, there is Excellent book! Very well organized book but if you already know about fats, it will only teach you a little bit more than you already know.

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