Good fats vs. bad fats

Good fats vs. bad fats

Fats are needed as part of a healthy diet, but the different types can be confusing. Find out which fats are beneficial – and why – and which ones to avoid or limit.

These tips come from Dr. Manju Kanikunnel, a family medicine doctor from Aurora Health Center in Plymouth, Wis. She enjoys educating and encouraging people by promoting preventive care and empowering them to live a healthier lifestyle.


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  1. Knowledge Seeker January 31, 2020 at 8:41 am · Reply

    Important topic! I highly encourage everyone to watch Forks Over Knives, What The Health, and The Game Changers on Netflix. The more you know. 🙂

  2. I have yet to find sound proof/data that whole fat dairy is unhealthy. Those I do find still recommended limiting or avoiding full fat dairy are either outdated or backed by the food industry etc. For those that can tolerate lactose, these food sources are full of beneficial vitamins and nutrients (especially grass fed dairy). If you are interested, research for yourself from reputable, up-to-date sources and make informed decisions for your own health.

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Mary Arens
Mary Arens

Mary Arens, health enews contributor, is a senior content specialist at Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care. She has 20+ years of experience in communications plus a degree in microbiology. Outside of work, Mary makes healthy happen with hiking, yoga, gardening and walks with her dog, Chester.