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Know Your Fats has ratings and 23 reviews. Barb said: A A list of recommended reading included this book by Mary Enig. Provides an excellent basic. A Review of Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol, by Mary G. Enig, PhD. While Enig agrees with the overall thrust of Taubes’s argument – that low-fat diets ME | I wrote Know Your Fats because so many people I know, including.

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You must be logged in to post a review. Enig, being a scientist, does not shy away from fat-chem and provides a perfectly lucid explanation of what fats are and how they are differentiated into saturated, afts and plyunsaturated groups.

Know Your Fats : The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol

The information is detailed and scientific, but written in a way that is easy for the reader to understand. A must-read for anyone, but an especially viable reference for anyone in the health industry.

This book was recommended by a friend and I use it frequently as a reference book.

I ended up taking in MORE knod fats, less trans fats, as well as less refined sugars separate topic. Thanks to biochemists like Mary Enig, there is real science to show that the real stuff is what our bodies need. The authors credentials are impressive and she is truly a terrific researcher and author. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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I highly recommend this book to anyone who is able to comprehend complex concepts and diagrams, and have personally used much of the information to steer my own successful recovery.

Jul 26, Jeannie Romanello rated it it was amazing. Reviews There are no reviews yet. Jayna rated it really liked it Aug 20, A Review of Know Your Fats: Lolobull knnow it it was amazing Feb 18, It was a knos bit confusing and not very well organized. Home Blog About Contact Enug. I might recommend it for learning about fats, although I personally think a textbook is much more straight forward, but then again a textbook might not have a holistic view about fat. My doctor wanted to put me on meds to reduce cholesterol.


Well written, well researched. Fascinating book but difficult to read at times because it’s so medically oriented. Copyright Chris Masterjohn This information is not to be construed as advice. Apr 10, Dave Riley rated it it was ok Shelves: Fats are not always created equal and for the hard core nutritionist and health nut Return to Book Knoww.

I thought I knew it all as a dietitian, but this book changed everything. The potential of this book as a reference material is impressive. The trans in natural, animal fats are different fats than those found in hydrogenated oils, and are widely believed to have health benefits.

A list of recommended reading included this book by Mary Enig. Enig lays to rest the myth that animal fats are a source of yor trans fats. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Javi rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Blog — The Daily Lipid. Pretty dry and dense.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And what you may have learned hour ‘healthy fat’, may in fact not be so healthy after all. Phil Woodsford rated it it was amazing Sep 13, The results over a three month period are as follows: Please consult a qualified health professional. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. To ask other readers questions about Know Your Fatsplease sign up.

Clearly an excellent reference book, but very technical and difficult for me to read. What I liked about this book is that it not only provides a very clear explanation for the metabolism of fats but it also provided references to the makeup of specific fatty acids of many different types of fats so you can see the proportion of medium chain to long chain to short chain, etc.


Enig explains, in an easy to read and unbiased format, the truth about fat and cholesterol. What is the nutritional value of different types of fat?

Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol

I would have never read this book, if not for my studies, but I ended up really learning a ton from this book!!! Scientifically explains why we should not believe the propaganda about vegetable oil and margarine–these are man-made substances that offer no benefits and should be excluded from one’s diet. This book was too technical for me with chemistry and detailed information.

Nutritionists, people interested in fat. Mary Enig provides a wealth of scientifically sound information about the importance of certain fats in ones diet. Enig discusses the history of fat consumption as well as the history of public recommendations on fat intake.

She also drums in a very important message – you are far better off without trans fats, while much better of with a plentiful serving o Enig’s book is very accessible and accomplishes the goal of broad, yet in-depth instruction in the biochemistry of fat as a dietary component perfectly.

Mar 08, Naomi rated it it was amazing. Sep 09, Patty marked it as to-read.