|Semolina with lentils|
Breakfast: Rolled oats with plums, flax seeds and sunflower seeds
Lunch: Semolina with lentils
Dinner: Rolled oat sourdough toast with honey, pickled apples
The semolina was almost like couscous. I toasted it first and then added water. As a result it was not mushy like semolina normally is. Other than semolina having smaller grains the taste and texture was not very different from couscous. The recipe is available here.
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Source: Science Daily
It has been a long battle to eradicate trans fats from our diets, and the battle is being slowly won. Global fast food chains such as KFC have eliminated trans fats from their food and even some cities such as New York have banned it. Trans fats must be really bad, but is it really. Before I get to the point, perhaps a reminder about coconut, butter and few other ingredients that were previously considered bad and now they are being embraced with open arms.
A University of Alberta nutrition expert says that not all trans fats are created equal. According to Spencer Proctor, perhaps not related to Proctor & Gamble, natural trans fats produced by ruminant animals such as dairy and beef cattle are actually good for our health, and some evidence even links these natural trans fats to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Naturally occurring trans fat has a different fatty acid profile than industrial trans fat.
To continue this research one scientific program headed by Proctor was recently awarded a $1 million research grant from the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency.
It seems the message on moderation is becoming increasingly stronger. According to Proctor natural trans fat is good for you while almost the rest of the world thinks otherwise! This will add to further confusion. With so many conflicting news I think the consumers face a real risk of developing tumor if they try to maintain a healthy diet that meets the scientists expectations. If the studies showing natural trans fat is healthy is really correct, then it will be back to square one. KFC with healthy good for the heart trans fat could be back.
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