In this volume, best-selling author Fran McCullough presents powerful evidence that not only have we been sold a bill of low-fat goods, it is costing us dearly in terms of health and appearance. Eating a diet rich in processed, reduced-fat foods can contribute to everything from premature wrinkling and depression to lowered immune function, hormone dysfunction, and even cancer. Good fats, the essential fats, are crucial for optimum health.
Renowned for translating cutting edge science into clear, accessible information, McCullough explains the fat phenomenon and gives the step-by-step know-how for putting the good kind back in the body. New studies show that avocados, cold water fish, nuts, eggs, red meat, and even butter, coconut, and chocolate improve cognitive function like memory and mood and help prevent catastrophic disease like stroke and cancer. And the most surprising news of all: the right fats are great tools for losing weight--they make you fuller faster and for longer.