DIET

Cut Back on Salt?

Low-salt salt!

Medical lore, for at least half a century, has decreed that a reduced-salt diet is heart-healthy. This piece of medical mythology seems about to be reversed, as was the fate of dietary cholesterol. A recent article in the prestigious medical journal Lancet seems to show that the medical profession has got this reduced salt business exactly backwards.

Organ Meat

Calf Liver alla Veneziana from Eat Real Food or Else

Most Americans say “yuck” and turn up their noses at the mere mention of organ meat. This is cultural. A fancy Parisian restaurant would likely offer both tripe and kidneys.

Is Saturated Fat OK or Not?

Short answer YES. Long answer, YES. Long vilified as a cause of heart disease, saturated fat is now considered beneficial in many mainstream circles. But old habits die hard, and one researcher in New Zealand appears to have spun the anti-sat-fat and anti-butter movement up to new and uncharted territory.