On Nutrition: A whole-diet approach to heart health

Happy Monday! My second On Nutrition column on saturated fats, “Making mindful choices in  whole-diet approach,” was in yesterday’s Seattle Times, if you didn’t have a chance to read it yet. This one was a little more practical and food-based than Part 1, looking at how the role saturated fat plays in your diet and your health depends on:
  • What other foods you eat (i.e., lots of veggies and real food or lots of processed foods).
  • What form the saturated fat comes in (i.e., grass-fed beef or pizza).
  • What you are eating instead, if you do try to avoid saturated fat (i.e., nuts, olive oil and other healthy fats, or refined carbohydrates).
As you can see, there are many variables. That’s why it’s always important to took at your entire pattern of eating, rather than zero in on one particular macronutrient (fat, carbohydrates, protein). Here are a few related links I found:
I spent all weekend (other than a half-day meditation retreat yesterday) working on my new website. It looks good for its debut at the end of the week!