If you follow news about healthy eating and the latest scientific research, you will have seen reports this week extolling the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat diet, which is what Domini's new book is all about. The Ketogenic Kitchen is divided in two sections, one dealing with LCHF diets and the other with the ketogenic diet. As well as advice and the latest research, the book contains tasty, healthy and easy to prepare recipes for all the family.
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Photograph: FotografiaBasica/Getty Images via The Guardian

Photograph: FotografiaBasica/Getty Images via The Guardian

In relation to the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration's report this week, here's an extract from The Guardian:

"Urging people to follow low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences”, a health charity has warned.
In a damning report that accuses major public health bodies of colluding with the food industry, the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration call for a “major overhaul” of current dietary guidelines. They say the focus on low-fat diets is failing to address Britain’s obesity crisis, while snacking between meals is making people fat.
Instead, they call for a return to “whole foods” such as meat, fish and dairy, as well as high-fat, healthy foods including avocados, arguing: “Eating fat does not make you fat.”
The report – which has caused a huge backlash among the scientific community – also argues that saturated fat does not cause heart disease while full-fat dairy, including milk, yoghurt and cheese, can actually protect the heart.
Processed foods labelled “low fat”, “lite”, “low cholesterol” or “proven to lower cholesterol” should be avoided at all costs, and people with type 2 diabetes should eat a fat-rich diet rather than one based on carbohydrates.
The report also said sugar should be avoided, people should stop counting calories and the idea that exercise could help you “outrun a bad diet” was a myth. Instead, a diet low in refined carbohydrates but high in healthy fats was “an effective and safe approach for preventing weight gain and aiding weight loss”, and cuts the risk of heart disease, it said."

Read the full article here: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/22/official-advice-to-eat-low-fat-diet-is-wrong-says-health-charity

Also, if you are looking for more information and analysis of  the latest research, this piece on the Authority Nutrition website is good: https://authoritynutrition.com/23-studies-on-low-carb-and-low-fat-diets/

It is great that new research is being done all the time into these areas and it is so important that it is not dismissed. Let's all keep learning and trying to find out what's best for all.

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