Enig was a Board member and vice-president of the Weston A. Price Foundation WAPF which she co-founded with Sally Fallon in to promote nutrition and health advice based on the work of early 20th century dentist and researcher Weston A. Enig, a member of The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics THINCS ,  disputed the widely accepted view in the scientific community that consumption of saturated fats contributes to heart disease. Enig claimed butter and coconut oil are good for heart health. She published articles on the properties of coconut oil and was a vocal advocate for its consumption. Enig was an early researcher of trans fatty acids ,  warning of their dangers before they were widely accepted.
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A must-read for anyone, but an especially viable reference for anyone in the health industry. Scientifically explains why coconut oil, palm oil, butter, lard, and whole milk are quality fat.
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.
Fascinating book but difficult to read at times because it's so medically oriented. Mar 08, Naomi rated it it was amazing. Enig, often regarded as the "brains" behind the Weston Price Foundation, struts her stuff in this book in such a way that may be a bit much for the layman beware, there are graphs of fat molecules. Jan 27, Margaret rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Nutritionists, people interested in fat.
This is more of a textbook and resource rather than easy reading, but if you are a lay person interested in fats, this will be fairly easy to read One of the nice things about it. 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.
There is also an incred This is more of a textbook and resource rather than easy reading, but if you are a lay person interested in fats, this will be fairly easy to read One of the nice things about it. There is also an incredibly interesting read about how the propaganda again coconut oil started, written by the person who was personally involved with it.
Some fascinating reads in here about the corruption and expose of what food industry will do the little guy regarding the propaganda waged against tropical oils. If you are curious about what to bake with and cook with for various situations, this book will help solve that dilemma. Fats are not always created equal and for the hard core nutritionist and health nut It is certainly different. Feb 03, Augusts Bautra rated it really liked it.
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. 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, monounsaturated and plyunsaturated groups.
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.
She also drums in a very important message - you are far better off without trans fats, while much better of with a plentiful serving of saturated animal fats. This book should be read by everyone who cares about how their dietary choices affect their health and wellbeing, furthermore, beyond appealing to pro-fat people with the in-depth data on fatty acid composition of most comercially available oils and fats, Know Your Fats should be an eye-opening must-read for every vegan and healthy eating enthusiast on the planet.
Jan 17, Ixiana H. Mary G Enig is a trailblazer and expert in the field of fats and nutrition. This book is a must-have in your reference collection. Aug 15, Michelle Borders rated it it was amazing. This is one of the best books I have read on the science of dietary fats. Very well researched.
Mar 22, Cavin Balaster rated it really liked it Shelves: brain-injury. Mary Enig provides a wealth of scientifically sound information about the importance of certain fats in ones diet. While the book is quite complex, it is indeed thorough and serves to demystify the role of the several types of saturated and unsaturated fats in our diet, and what fats are most important for brain and body health.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is able to co Dr. 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. Mar 25, Andrea rated it it was ok. Review from a nutrition student: Very well organized book but if you already know about fats, it will only teach you a little bit more than you already know.
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. I wish this book had gone into more detail about mechanisms rather than just outcomes. If you Review from a nutrition student: Very well organized book but if you already know about fats, it will only teach you a little bit more than you already know.
If you're looking to discover the history of fats in terms of labeling and so on, this book has a lot of detail about that. Jan 07, Nadia rated it really liked it Shelves: wellness-living , healing-overcoming-dis-ease , courses , programs-certifications. A list of recommended reading included this book by Mary Enig. Provides an excellent basic primer on all fats. And what you may have learned is 'healthy fat', may in fact not be so healthy after all. Dec 07, Katharine rated it it was ok. Clearly an excellent reference book, but very technical and difficult for me to read.
Reliable information, however, if you're interested. Nov 08, Trisha rated it liked it. This book was too technical for me with chemistry and detailed information. This would be good for a researcher. It's amazing this information was known 10 years ago and so many think low fat is healthy.
Aug 25, Erin Stuhlsatz rated it liked it Shelves: food , nonfiction. I didn't like this book nearly as much as I wanted to. It was a little bit confusing and not very well organized.
Enig gave lots of technical details but rarely the big picture that would make sense out of them. Jan 03, Suzanne rated it really liked it Shelves: health-and-nutrition. Very dry, fact based book. It was hard for me to understand some parts but this is a good reference to have on the shelf for any nutritionist. Feb 11, Melissa Rozeski rated it really liked it.
I would have never read this book, if not for my studies, but I ended up really learning a ton from this book!!! Well written, well researched. If you care about healthy fats and want to know more about the good side of cholesterol and saturated fat, this is a must read!!! Sep 09, Patty marked it as to-read. Jul 26, Jeannie Romanello rated it it was amazing. Kitchen shelf keeper for a reference. Oct 07, Karsten Uphill rated it it was amazing.
Great book on rethinking medium chain fatty acids they are actually good for you such as coconut oil. Apr 10, Dave Riley rated it it was ok Shelves: health-and-fitness , food. Proscriptions aside this is a useful background resource on all the fats you can eat.
Fats are coming back. They're 'in'. So if you want to eat nouvelle cuisine, you gotta know your fats.
Mary G. Enig
There is no nutrient more misunderstood nor more unfairly maligned than fat. And there probably is no one better qualified to explain the virtues and vices of various types of fat than Dr. Mary Enig, a nutritionist and biochemist of international renown, and a consultant on nutrition to individuals, industries, and state and federal governments. When it comes to fat, this really has become the age of the flat earth. Know Your Fats features more than a few complex diagrams of the molecular structure of fat, but Enig has also intentionally written the book for a general audience and explains the following basic facts about fats in a way that the average consumer can understand. All the nutrients in the diet go through complex chemical processes before the body uses them in many different ways. When people misunderstand the digestion and absorption process, they end up incorrectly blaming dietary fat for weight gain.
Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol
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Know Your Fats by Mary Enig
Take the Pledge. Discarding politically correct notions that saturated fats are unhealthy, Dr. Mary Enig presents a thorough, in-depth and understandable look at the world of lipids. Know Your Fats is the only book on fats and oils for the consumer and the professional written by a recognized authority in the field.
‘Know Your Fats’