There are many claims about the health benefits of coconut oil. But what is the evidence behind these health claims? Read this five-page fact sheet to learn more about coconut oil and how it might affect heart health. Written by Wendy M. Gans and Gail P.A. Kauwell and published by the Food Science and Human Nutrition department.
Fats and oils are important for good health. Fats provide your body with energy while oils are needed in the diet in small amounts because they are a major source of Vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties. This four-page fact sheet describes the different types of fats and oils and tips for choosing the healthiest types.Written by Tiffany N. Stodtko and Wendy J. Dahl and published by the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department.
Olive oil is known for its health benefits. There are three common types of olive oil, namely virgin olive oil, refined olive oil, and olive pomace oil. Each has its unique processing method, flavor characteristics, composition, and food applications. This five-page fact sheet describes each of the types of olive oil and their pros and cons. Written by Wendy J. Dahl, Michael A. Tandlich, and Julie England and published by the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department.
We hear a lot about fat: in the news, from friends, and in the books and magazines we read. For help sorting out all the information about fat, read this 3-page fact sheet written by Jennifer Hillan and Claudia Peñuela, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, September 2011.
Se habla mucho sobre el contenido de grasa en los alimentos – en las noticias, con amigos, libros y revistas que leemos. Para ayudarle a entender toda esta información acerca de las grasas, ¡este leyendo! This 3-page fact sheet was written by Jennifer Hillan and Claudia Peñuela, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, October 2011.
Fat is big news. Almost every day we hear about the epidemic of obesity, and recommendations for how much and what type of fat we should have in our diets. With new research all the time, it can get confusing for consumers. This revised 8-page fact sheet will help you understand why it’s a good idea to choose a diet that is low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol. It also will give you tips to help you meet these dietary guidelines. You will learn how to make simple changes in your eating habits to help reduce your health risks. Written by Linda B. Bobroff and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, April 2011.
Complete este crucigrama para aprender más sobre simples cambios que le ayudarán a limitar la cantidad de azúcares y grasas añadidas en su dieta. This 1-page fact sheet was written by Jennifer Hillan y Claudia Peñuela, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, October 2010.
Revised! FCS8719, a 1-page handout by Jennifer Hillan and Claudia Peñuela, provides a crossword puzzle to practice knowledge of some healthy substitutions for fats, oils, and sweets. Published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, October 2010.