CHICAGO — Today’s shoppers not only want more for their dollar — they also want more for their calories. And with fat being the most calorically dense nutrient at 9 calories per gram, the fat type matters to many consumers. Eight in 10 consumers said they are seeking foods that offer nutrition profiles personalized to their needs, according to a 2023 report published by the consultancy Deloitte, New York. The result is up three percentage points from 2022 and up […]

At a lot just off Highway 101 and Woodside Road, Daniel Ver Linden popped open a 100-pound lid hiding an underground vault, lined with brick, dark, silent. It’s not supposed to be silent. Daniel Ver Linden deals with the aftermath of what people pour into drains or toss into toilets. It’s not pretty. He clicked on a flashlight. The light revealed a grayish mass running the length of the vault, then disappearing down a pipe beyond the light’s reach.    […]

Some people may be cautious when it comes to using oils in cooking or with their food. Eating fat with meals conjures thoughts of high cholesterol and, well, getting fat. The fact that some fats are labeled as “bad” adds to the confusion and misconception that all fats are unhealthy. But that isn’t the case. “It’s important to consume oils,” says Shilpa Bhupathiraju, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and assistant professor of nutrition at Harvard’s T.H. Chan […]

Dementia is a dire condition that wreaks havoc on the lives of millions annually. The onset of symptoms is progressive and upsetting, generally characterised by a gradual decline in mental agility. Until recently, a paucity of research had explored the association between specific dietary patterns and the risk of the disease. One body of research, however, suggested that an oil widely used in cooking, could harm brain cells and heighten the risk of mental decline. According to one study, a […]

Keto is a low carb, high fat diet, but sometimes the “high fat” part can be a challenge — especially if you’re new to eating keto and unused to eating so much fat. To ensure you get enough of this macronutrient, you can be more generous with cooking oil on your food. However, it can be difficult to know which cooking oils are best suited for keto. All oils are pure fat and don’t contain any carbs, but from a […]