Foods you think are healthy BUT AREN'T! #17: MARGARINE

WHY WE THINK IT’S HEALTHY: Advertised as a “heart-healthy” alternative to butter, margarine has been over-recommended for the past 50 years as a way to reduce our intake of saturated animal fat. Some brands are made with phytosterols that can reduce blood cholesterol levels. WHY IT’S NOT: Not only has saturated fat…


Part 32: BEEF BRAINS

Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. Part 32: BEEF BRAINS

WHY WE AVOID IT: Zombies aside, even the most enthusiastic carnivore draws the line at brains. Besides, there’s a small chance that you develop variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) from eating the brains of cattle infected with “mad cow disease.” WHY WE SHOULD EAT IT: Brains are a concentrated source of DHA, an important…