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Idiot's Guides: The Anti-Inflammation Diet, Second Edition by Heidi McIndoo MS RD LDN, Dr. Dr. P. Cannon

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CHAPTER6

The Facts on Fats

In This Chapter

  • Good fat and bad fat
  • Avoiding trans fats
  • Outstanding olive oils
  • Fruit as fat
  • Anti-inflammation diet recipes

Inflammatory health problems such as heart disease and arthritis are not a consequence of how much fat you eat, but rather what type of fat you eat. Research has shown that the amount of fat in your diet doesn’t cause health conditions. If you eat harmful fats—saturated and trans fats—you are far more likely to develop an inflammatory disease.

The key is to substitute good fats for harmful fats. That’s why Principle 2 of the anti-inflammation diet is to eat only unsaturated fats.

Eat Only Good ...

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