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Fat lies & Bad Science

Viva!’s Dr Justine Butler examines the recent media reports about fat and reveals the truth behind the sensational headlines

The pro-fat lobby are determined to get butter, cheese and beef back on the menu. Bad science, poor journalism and commercial interests are at the heart of this issue, which has left many people confused.

Saturated fat is the unhealthy type of fat we don’t need – it raises cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart disease. It’s found in meat pies, sausages, fatty cuts of meat, butter, ghee, lard, cream, hard cheese, cakes and biscuits and foods containing coconut and palm oil. Our bodies have no requirement for saturated fat at all and all major health organisations advise reducing it and/or replacing it with healthy, polyunsaturated fat – which we do need in small amounts.

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The April issue of Vegan Food & Living is a true celebration of Easter, featuring recipes from homemade chocolate Easter eggs and cakes to savoury delights to enjoy on the day itself. Also this issue, we show you how to make vegan Brie and mozzarella in just 1 hour, cook up a Friday night curry and get creative with pulses. This issue we also reveal the winners of our very first Vegan Food & Living Awards, take a look at why plastic straws aren't actually the biggest danger to our oceans and explore the concept of what veganism means to you. Download the issue today