Fitness Special: Negotiating the nutrition maze

Don't eat eggs; do eat eggs. Consume carbs; ditch carbs for protein. It's no wonder we're confused about what is, and isn't, a healthy food. Sarah Keogh attempts to shed light on the issue.

11th May, 2014
Sarah Keogh: there is still a lot we don't know about how our bodies react to and work with the foods we eat. Picture: Feargal Ward

Those who are cynical about nutrition and the whole healthy eating industry were overjoyed last March when a large study commissioned by the British Heart Foundation found no link between saturated fat and heart disease.

People who had spent years cutting out butter, avoiding fatty meats and drooling over cream sponges rejoiced and splurged. The study, carried out at the University of Cambridge and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, showed that polyunsaturated fats...

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