Healthy Fats and Oils

Fats are essential for healthy living, not all fats are the same though. From coconut oil to olive oil, find out about the history, culinary practices and nutritional values of healthy oils and fats.

Avocado health benefits
What is an Avocado?  An avocado (Peruses americana) is a tropical and subtropical fruit native to Mexico and Central America (Araujo, R.G., et al., 2018). It belongs to the Lauraceae family making it related to the cinnamon tree, Bay laurel tree as well as camphor. It is classified as a berry, as it is comprised of […]

Coconut Oil

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
Published November 13, 2018
Updated September 13, 2019

Coconuts have been used by people of the tropics for hundreds of years, initially being prized for its water content, and later in history for its flesh and ability to produce oil. Coconut oil has been part of the diet of communities in the Philipines, Indonesia, Brazil, Thailand, Polynesia, India and the Carribean for many […]

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