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The Queen of Fats By Susan Allport

The Queen of Fats
by Susan Allport

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Gives an account of how we have become deficient in a nutrient that is essential for good health: the fatty acids known as omega-3s. This work tells the story of the vital fats, which are abundant in greens and fish. It provides information for various consumers who want to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and obesity.
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The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them by Susan Allport

A nutritional whodunit that takes readers from Greenland to Africa to Israel, The Queen of Fats gives a fascinating account of how we have become deficient in a nutrient that is essential for good health: the fatty acids known as omega-3s. Writing with intelligence and passion, Susan Allport tells the story of these vital fats, which are abundant in greens and fish, among other foods. She describes how scientists came to understand the role of omega-3s in our diet, why commercial processing has removed them from the food we eat, and what the tremendous consequences have been for our health. In many Western countries, epidemics of inflammatory diseases and metabolic disorders have been traced to omega-3 deficiencies. The Queen of Fats provides information for every consumer who wants to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and obesity and to improve brain function and overall health. This important and compelling investigation into the discovery, science, and politics of omega-3s will transform our thinking about what we should be eating. * Includes steps you can take to add omega-3s to your diet * Shows why eating fish is not the only way, or even the best way, to increase omega-3s. * Provides a new way to understand the complex advice about the role and importance of fats in the body * Explains how and why the food industry has created a deadly imbalance of fats in our foods * Shows how omega-3s can be reintroduced to our diet through food enrichment and changes in the feeding of livestock

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The Queen of Fats Reviews


"Susan Allport's account of the discovery of omega-3 fatty acids combines colorful science, intriguing personalities, and a well-digested biochemistry into a convincing recipe for a healthier diet. The Queen of Fats is a fascinating new detective story - with a solution that matters!" - Richard Wrangham, author of Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence"

About Susan Allport


Susan Allport is author of The Primal Feast: Food, Sex, Foraging, and Love and A Natural History of Parenting: Parental Care in the Animal World and Ours, among other books. She a frequent contributor to the New York Times and other publications.

Table of Contents


1. What's for Dinner? 2. A Trip to Greenland 3. How the Omegas Got Their Name 4. Monsieur Cholesterol 5. Fishy Fats 6. Tree Lard and Cow Oil 7. The Chemist in the Kitchen 8. Out of Africa ... 9... and into the Membrane 10. Where Have All the Omega-3s Gone? 11. The Speed of Life 12. Putting Omega-3s Back into Your Food Supply 13. The Proof Is in the Pudding Time Line Glossary Notes Acknowledgments Index

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GOR010295608
The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them by Susan Allport
Susan Allport
California Studies in Food and Culture
Used - Good
Hardback
University of California Press
2006-08-22
232
0520242823
9780520242821
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.